This course examines various art forms produced in Japan, or by Japanese artists, that were inspired by contact with the United States (as well as some specific Western European nations). The course will attempt to to uncover more complicated patterns of cross-cultural exchange through a careful examination of art works as well as the ideas of "West" and "East" in each historical, diplomatic and political contexts.
"Exhibition Ad: The Export Articles at Minatogawa Kobe March 15-May 13“ by Kitano Tsunetomi (1911)
Although most of the required readings will be posted on the BlackBoard, stduents are required to search these databases to find some articles. Click here to find more databases.
Please visit the following website to prepare for in-class discussion. To find more museum/exhibition sites, click here.