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Japanese Teachers at the Royal School of Commerce (1873-1923)

Adriana Boscaro    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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Only five years after the Royal High School of Commerce (the present Ca’ Foscari University) was founded in 1868, the School introduced, for the first time in Italy, Japanese language courses taught by native speakers. The classes started in 1873 and continued until 1888, and were again part of the curriculum from 1909 to 1923. In those years a little number of very active Japanese teachers (interprets, linguists, sculptors and painters) contributed to shaping the education in Japanese of Italian students, who in turn went on to direct Japanese instruction in Italy. Their guiding spirit was Guglielmo Berchet, a tireless promoter of Italo-Japanese relations.

Published
Oct. 21, 2018
Language
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-253-6
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-252-9

Keywords: Japanese cartographyCa’ Foscari UniversityItalian-Japanese relationsJapanese language instructionHistory of Venice

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