Imaging a Nation: Japanese Visual Culture 1868-1945

VMS523S

Focusing on various visual representations of Japanese national identity at home and abroad during the empire; contending interpretations of "Japaneseness" and changing discourses on Japanese aesthetics in relation to broader historical developments; examining cultural production, exhibition practices, patronage, nationalism, neo-traditionalism, Pan-Asianism, and the role of visual culture under imperialism. One course.