No. 15 (2019): Diplomatenschrijvers – Schrijvende diplomaten

Onze man in Nagasaki: De gefantaseerde diplomatieke dienst van András Jelky in Japan

Published July 10, 2020
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The history of András Jelky was published in German in 1779 in Vienna and in Prague. Jelky was employed by the VOC and had sailed to the Dutch East Indies, had had adventures there and built a career. According to the book from 1779, he also worked as an emissary in Japan. In this article I will discuss the topic of the Dutch-Japanese relations in the 16th to 19th century and the potential role of Jelky.