21G.590 Visualizing Japan in the Modern World


Class Info

Studies how visual images shape the identity of peoples, cultures, and events in Japan. Uses visuals from major collections in the US and Japan to introduce the conceptual and practical issues involved in "visualizing cultures." Projects look at American and Japanese graphics depicting contacts between Japan and the West in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Taught in English with a project that requires research in Japanese. Uses material and features of edX subject, including videos and online discussion. Enrollment limited; preference to Japanese minors.

This class has 21G.504 as a prerequisite.

21G.590 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by S. Miyagawa.

This class counts for a total of 4 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-H.

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