Camera Asia

VMS 535S

Examines how the art and technology of photography have changed how we study and understand the historical past, with a focus on China, India, and Japan. Analyzes arrival of the camera as a historical event, along with photographers and studios. Evaluates ways in which the new technology was embraced, and considers how the camera reconfigured attitudes towards the body and gender relations, nation building, war, catastrophes and death.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • R
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • ARTHIST 535S
  • HISTORY 530S
  • ICS 531S
Typically Offered