Carl Steenstrup

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Carl Steenstrup
Vaasa, Finland
DiedNovember 11, 2014 (aged 7980)
Berlin, Germany [1]

Carl Steenstrup (1934 – November 11, 2014) [2] ) was a Danish japanologist.


Carl Steenstrup is known for translating several works of Japanese literature, mostly those relating to the historical development of Bushido, Japanese Feudal Law, and the Kakun (House Codes) of famous Samurai Leaders Hōjō Shigetoki and Imagawa Ryoshun. Steenstrup's dissertation at Harvard University was entitled Hôjô Shigetoki (11981261) and his Role in the History of Political and Ethical Ideas in Japan.

He was a civil servant for the Danish Government from 1952 to 1985 and Professor of Japanese History at Munich University (1985 to 2000). From 1971 to 1972 he was a lecturer in Nordic languages for Tōkai University in Tokyo, Japan. After his retirement, he lectured at Humboldt University in Berlin, and the Government Academy of Law and Economics in Irkutsk.

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