Social Protest in Imperial Japan: Reading the Visual Record

Andrew Gordon, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies,Harvard University

** NOTE: Open only to Stanford Student and Faculty. Please email if you wish to attend.**

This image-based presentation will look at political and social protest in Japan in the early 20th century.  It represents work in progress being prepared for a unit in the Visualizing Cultures project initiated by Professor John Dower and hosted at MIT (  Gordon will use an illustrated magazine chronicle of the Hibiya Anti-Treaty Riot of 1905 as a major source to explore aspects of Japan’s imperial democratic politics which can be understood with particular clarity through study of illustrations and photographs.  The project also draws on the remarkable photographs and posters in the collection of the Ohara Institute of Social Research.

Thursday, October 28, 2010 | 4:30 pm — 6:30 pm
Building 250 - Room 101, EALC Library

Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures