A History of Japanese Studies in Spain
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[EN] A brief overview is offered of the whole history of studies related to Japan in Spain. It is a long history, but intermittent. The missionary period presents a very good start full of possibilities but thwarted all too soon. A second period opens during the sakoku in Japan, where missionary-grounded texts are still produced. Then Japanism comes in from Europe, making a solid ground in Spain too. The first Spanish generation of Japanologists is quite late compared with Britain, and centers around the 50's - 90's of last century. Japanese Studies properly speaking are still in the initial stage in Spain at this very moment. University curricula are proof thereof.
European Association of Japanese Resource Specialists Annual Conference