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 Seiyō kibun
(722 words)

‘Accounts of the West’‘Western accounts’;, ‘Tidings of the West’

Kinmi, Kimiyoshi, Kageyu, Yogorō, Denzō

Date: Written between 1713 and 1725

Original Language: Chinese


There is some debate over when Seiyō kibun was written, but most scholars agree that it was completed sometime between 1713 or 1715 and 1725 (Nakai, ‘Arai Hakuseki’s Confucian perspective’, p. 261), and most favour an earlier dating of 1715, with some placing it earlier than Sairan igen. The text is usually divided in…

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Morris, James Harry, “ Seiyō kibun”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 03 April 2020 <>

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