TEAM RESEARCH REPORTS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS
Bunka jōhō no kessetsu-ten to shite no zuzō: E to kotoba de hirogaru kinsei kindai no bunka-ken (Visual Images as the Intersection of Culture and Information: The Culture Spheres of Early Modern and Modern Japan in Pictures and Words)
Illustrated encyclopedias and other similar books with pictures and words were practical volumes, essential to the categorization and organization of knowledge and information. How far did such volumes contribute to the connecting of information about Japan, China and the West? How did they help expand and sustain knowledge in the transition from the early to modern periods? These are some of the questions that this volume addresses through an analysis of Kinmōzui, children’s readers, missionary picture books, advertisements, and collections of old masterpieces.
（Translated from the Kōyō Shobō website）