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The First Japanese Encyclopedias of Nature: Yamato honzō and Shobutsu ruisan

Federico Marcon

in The Knowledge of Nature and the Nature of Knowledge in Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226251905
eISBN:
9780226252063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226252063.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on Kaibara Ekiken’s Yamato honzō, the first original encyclopedia of materia medica produced in Japan. It shows how this work was integral part of the philosophical attitude of ... More


The encouragement of learning

Richard Bowring

in In Search of the Way: Thought and Religion in Early—Modern Japan, 1582-1860

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198795230
eISBN:
9780191836534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795230.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter covers matters of learning and education as levels of literacy increased and the dissemination of information became an industry. The focus is on the writings of Kaibara Ekiken, who was ... More


The Way of the Kami

Richard Bowring

in In Search of the Way: Thought and Religion in Early—Modern Japan, 1582-1860

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198795230
eISBN:
9780191836534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795230.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter deals with the politics of religion in the early years of the Tokugawa period. It does so by taking up two very different examples, one in the domain of Mito and the other in the Okayama ... More


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