Fukami Kyudayu

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Fukami Kyûdayu was a Kangaku (Chinese studies) scholar who served Shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune as goshomotsu bugyô (books magistrate).

The grandson of a Chinese immigrant, Fukami was commissioned by Yoshimune to obtain Chinese books at Nagasaki, and worked on the editing of works such as the Da Qing Huidian, before being appointed goshomotsu bugyô.


  • Marius Jansen, China in the Tokugawa World, Harvard University Press (1992), 71.