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Rise & Fall of the Canton Trade System
by Peter C. Perdue
l: China in the World (1700–1860s)

ll: Macau & Whampoa Anchorage (1700–1860s)
lll: Canton & Hong Kong (1700–1860s)
lV: Image Galleries

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The Garden of Perfect Brightness
by Lilian M. Li
l: The Yuanmingyuan as Imperial Paradise (1700–1860)

ll: European Palaces & Pavillions of the Yuanmingyuan

lll: Destruction, Looting, and Memory (1860–Present)


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The First Opium War
The Anglo-Chinese War of 1839–1842
by Peter C. Perdue


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The Opium War in Japanese Eyes
An Illustrated 1849 “Story from Overseas”
by John W. Dower


  
  
Black Ships & Samurai
by John W. Dower
l: Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan (1853–1854)

ll: Visual Narratives
 

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Yokohama Boomtown
Foreigners in Treaty-Port Japan (1859–1872)
by John W. Dower


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Kiyochika’s Tokyo
l: Master of Modern Melancholy (1876–1881), Essay by James T. Ulak

ll: Tokyo by Night
lll: Tokyo by Day

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Felice Beato’s Japan
by Allen Hockley
Places: An Album by the Pioneer Foreign Photographer in Yokohama

People: An Album by the Pioneer Foreign Photographer in Yokohama


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Globetrotters’ Japan
by Allen Hockley
Places: Foreigners on the Tourist Circuit in Meiji Japan

People: Foreigners on the Tourist Circuit in Meiji Japan


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John Thomson's China
by Allen Hockley
l: Illustrations of China and Its People, Photo Albums (1873–1874)

ll: Visual Narratives

lll: Albums & Galleries


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“Pictures to Draw Tears from Iron”
The North China Famine of 1876–1879
by Kathryn Edgerton-Tarpley


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Shanghai’s Lens on the New(s)
l: Dianshizhai Pictorial (1884–1898)
Essay by Jeffrey Wasserstrom & Rebecca Nedostup

ll: Dianshizhai Pictorial Issues from the First Year (1884)
Introduction by Peter C. Perdue

lll: Dianshizhai Pictorial Gallery (1884–1898)

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Throwing Off Asia
by John W. Dower
l: Woodblock Prints of Domestic “Westernization” (1868–1912)

ll: Woodblock Prints of the Sino-Japanese War (1894–95)

lll: Woodblock Prints of the Russo-Japanese War (1904–05)


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Asia Rising
Japanese Postcards of the Russo-Japanese War (1904–05)
by John W. Dower


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Yellow Promise/Yellow Peril
Foreign Postcards of the Russo-Japanese War (1904–05)
by John W. Dower


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Photography & Power in the Colonial Philippines
by Christopher Capozzola
l: Conquest by the Camera (1898–1902)

ll: Dean Worcester’s Photographic Record of the Philippines (1898–1913)


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“The Cause of the Riots in the Yangtse Valley”
Missionary Commentary on an Illustrated Anti-Christian
Chinese Pamphlet (1891)
Introduction by Peter C. Perdue


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Civilization & Barbarism
Cartoon Commentary & the “White Man’s Burden” (1898–1902)
Essay by Ellen Sebring


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Visualizing the Boxer Uprising l
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A Kaleidoscopic View of Events in Northern China (1899–1901)
Essays by Peter C. Perdue and Ellen Sebring

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The Empress Dowager and the Camera
Photographing Cixi, 1903–1904
by David Hogge


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Social Protest in Imperial Japan
The Hibiya Riot of 1905
by Andrew Gordon


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Political Protest in Interwar Japan l
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Posters & Handbills from the Ohara Collection (1920s–1930s)
by Christopher Gerteis

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Selling Shiseido
by Gennifer Weisenfeld
l: Cosmetics Advertising & Design in Early 20th-Century Japan

ll: Visual Narratives

lll: Image Galleries


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Tokyo Modern
by James T. Ulak
l: Koizumi Kishio’s “100 Views” of the Imperial Capital (1928–1940)

ll: Koizumi Kishio’s “100 Views,” Annotations & Gallery

lll: “100 Views” by 8 Artists (1928–1932), Image Galleries


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China's Modern Sketch
by John A. Crespi
l: The Golden Age of Cartoon Art, 1934–1937

ll: Nine Thematic Visual Narratives

lll: Image Galleries


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Ground Zero 1945
Pictures by Atomic Bomb Survivors
Essay by John W. Dower


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Ground Zero 1945: A Schoolboy’s Story
Testimony of Akihiro Takahashi
Illustrations by Goro Shikoku


  
   
Protest Art in 1950s Japan
The Forgotten Reportage Painters
by Linda Hoaglund


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Tokyo 1960: Days of Rage & Grief
Hamaya Hiroshi's Photos of the Anti-Security Treaty Protests
by Justin Jesty

  
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