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Ritual and Law: Reception of Adam Laxman’s expedition in Japan

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Abstract

The factual head of the Japanese government, Matsudaira Sadanobu, declared the ritual and the law as the foundation for receiving Adam Laxman’s expedition, the first russian mission to Japan. The article attempts at understanding the meaning he ascribed to those notions through the lens of several sources related to Laxman’s expedition.

About the Authors

V. V. Shchepkin
Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, Russian Academy of Sciences
Russian Federation


K. M. Kartashev

Russian Federation


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Shchepkin V.V., Kartashev K.M. Ritual and Law: Reception of Adam Laxman’s expedition in Japan. Russian Japanology Review. 2018;1(1):149-158.

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