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 Sairan igen
(1,554 words)

‘Varying words observed’‘Strange stories acquired’;, ‘Collection of strange things’;, ‘Listening to other languages’

Kinmi, Kimiyoshi, Kageyu, Yogorō, Denzō

Date: Written 1713, published 1802

Original Language: Japanese


Sairan igen is a five-volume geography based to some extent on Hakuseki’s conversations with Sidotti and the Dutch, and his interaction with Dutch maps and Matteo Ricci’s Kunyu Wanguo Quantu. Its connection to European, and more specifically, Jesuit kn…

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Morris, James Harry, “ Sairan igen”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>

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