The Southern Ming Intelligences Spread to Japan and Its Influence on East Asia
416 , 2016-03-31 , 関西大学大学院東アジア文化研究科
Lots of the Southern Ming intelligences are spread to Japan on the replace period between Ming and Qing dynasty in 17 century. Early spread intelligences about Hongguang and Longwu Regime are almost accorded with reality. Later spread intelligences about Lu Regent and Yongli Regime are jumbled, Lu Regent was confused with Yongli Emperor, and Zheng Cheng-gong was confused with his clansman Zheng Cai. These intelligence chaos leaded to the Japanese cognition chaos about Southern Ming until the early 18 century. On the other hand, Japan banned the trade with Nanjing merchants after obtained the intelligences about the destruction of Hongguang Regime, the raw silk which input by Nanjing merchants in the past was tried to obtain from Ryukyu and Holland. As the response, Nanjing merchants tried to change the trade object from Japan to Taiwan which was controlled by Holland at that time. From this, East Asian trade system was faced a new turn. After obtaining the destruction intelligences about Longwu Regimde, Japan also considered to completely ban the china-japan trade, but Holland could not instead of the China's commodity export, either. Japan had to remove the trade ban, and the Qing-Japan trade also Subsequently started.