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This Visualizing Cultures unit is based on illustrated Japanese texts published in 1849. It introduces the fascinating story of what the Japanese knew about Western power and aggression and the first Opium War in China (1839 to 1842) before Commodore Perry forced Japan to abandon its policy of seclusion in the early 1850s.
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MIT Visualizing Cultures VC Units MIT Visualizing Cultures About VC VC Scholars Partner Institutions Outreach Events Contact Join Us Follow Us Essay “New Stories from Overseas” The Eye of the Beholder Monsters, Heroines & High Officials Lessons from the War Next Door Sources & Credits Units Icon View Text View Curriculae The Opium War in Japanese Eyes Image Galleries The First Opium War The Second Opium War