Renaissance Culture and Japan’s Christian Century (1550–1650)

From the fifteenth to the seventeenth century, Europe underwent a remarkable intellectual transformation, often called the Scientific Revolution. Meanwhile, Japan experienced its first direct encounter with Western culture and science. This project aims to explore European intellectual history during this period and its impact on Japan.

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The Japanese Association for Renaissance Studies (JARS) was founded during the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America (RSA) in San Diego on April 6, 2013. This association aims to unite Japanese scholars aspiring for international exposure by supporting them as the gateway. It also aims to serve as a point of contact for those interested in collaborating with Renaissance Studies scholars and groups in Japan.