Восприятие сопредельных стран в Японии XVIII в. (на материале трактата Хаяси Сихэй "Сангоку цуран")
The article deals with the perception of surrounding countries in Tokugawa Japan. The
main source of the investigation was the treatise “Sangoku Tsūran” (“The General Survey of
Three Countries”) written by the famous scholar Hayashi Shihei. It was a geographical and
ethnographical description of Korea, Ryukyu and Ezo, which shared borders with Japan at the
time and became the objects of Japanese expansionism in the following Meiji period. The article
also raises a question of formation of Japan-centered model of world order and an infl uence of
the “Hua-Yi distinction” on this process.