論文

査読有り
2022年7月5日

Western Merchants and the Meiji Transition: John Henry Duus at Treaty Port Hakodate (Part Two 1868-89)

Shashi: the Journal of Japanese Business and Company History
  • Steven Ivings

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掲載種別
研究論文(学術雑誌)
DOI
10.5195/shashi.2022.60
出版者・発行元
University Library System, University of Pittsburgh

In the second of this two-part article I examine the business activities of John Henry Duus in the years after the Meiji Restoration. Duus was already an experienced treaty port trader by the Meiji Restoration of 1868 and from his base in Hakodate, where he also served as Danish consul, he played a role in facilitating trade between Hakodate and Chinese treaty ports. Duus’ career in Japan spanned almost three decades including the transition from Tokugawa (Edo) to Meiji—Duus died in 1889, the year the Meiji constitution was promulgated. An examination of his activities utilizing fragments of his correspondence shows the opportunities and difficulties that Western merchants had to overcome as they sought to prosper in a turbulent era. Duus should have been well-placed to take advantage of the new opportunities that Meiji modernization presented, however, as this paper shows, Meiji reform efforts often disrupted Western commercial interests.

リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.5195/shashi.2022.60
URL
http://shashi.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/shashi/article/viewFile/60/163
ID情報
  • DOI : 10.5195/shashi.2022.60
  • eISSN : 2169-0820

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