24. Visualizing Japan (1850s-1930s): Westernization, Protest, Modernity

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New Historical Sources for a Digital Age

Black Ships & Samurai 1

  • Original Sources for the Perry Encounter
  • Medieval and Early Modern Japan
  • Japan in the Pacific and the World

Black Ships & Samurai 2

  • Visualizing Japan 1853
  • Perry’s Expeditions
  • American Barbarians in the Eyes of the Japanese
  • Shore Life in the Eyes of the Americans
  • Encounters
  • The Significance of the Perry Encounter

Transition: After Perry

  • Yokohama Boomtown and Meiji Modernization
  • Modernization, “Westernization” and the Rise of Imperial Japan

Social Protest in Imperial Japan: The Hibiya Riot of 1905

  • Protesting Peace
  • Illustrated Media and the Importance of Place
  • The Urban Crowd
  • Targets and Motivations
  • Protest and Imperial Democracy

Transition: From Hibiya to Shiseido

  • New Forms of Protest in Interwar Japan
  • Modernity and the Rise of Consumer Culture

Modernity in Interwar Japan: Shiseido and Consumer Culture

  • Art and Commerce in an Age of Mass Production
  • Cosmopolitan Ginza
  • Advertising and the Shiseido Network
  • Tradition and Modernity
  • Gender, Labor, and the State


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