Study Materials

[VJx] = Visualizing Japan MOOC

[VC] = Visualizing Cultures

[VPT] = Visualizing Postwar Tokyo I - UTokyo MOOC

SES # TOPICS / STUDY MATERIALS
1 Introduction to the course
Module 1: Black Ships and Samurai (BS &S)
2

BS & S I: Opening of Japan, beginning of Westernization; Japanese history up to Perry

Study [VJx]:

  1. Day 1 - About the Course
  2. Day 2 - Introduction: Original Sources for the Perry Encounter
  3. Day 3 - Historical context: Medieval and Early Modern Japan
  4. Day 4 - Japan in the Pacific and the World

Study [VC]:

  1. BS & S, Introduction
3

BS & S II: How did the Japanese visualize the Americans, and the Americans, the Japanese?

Study [VJx]:

  1. Day 5 - Introduction: Imaging Japan, 1853
  2. Day 6 - Perry’s Expeditions
  3. Day 7 - American Barbarians in the Eyes of the Japanese

Study [VC]:

  1. BS & S, Perry
  2. BS & S, Black Ships
4

Facing East, facing West

Study [VJx]:

  1. Day 8 - Shore Life in the Eyes of the Americans
  2. Day 9 - Encounters
  3. Day 10 - The Significance of the Perry Encounter

Study [VC]:

  1. BS & S, Facing “East”
  2. BS & S, Facing “West”
5

Transition: After Perry: Historical overview of the transition from Perry to Russo-Japanese War

Study [VJx]:

  1. Day 11 - Yokohama Boomtown and Meiji Modernization
  2. Day 12 - The Rise of Imperial Japan

Study [VC]:

  1. Yokohama Boomtown: Introduction, Chaos, Commerce, Boomtown, Interactions, Internationalism
6 Group Activity
Module 2: Social Protest in Imperial Japan: The Hibiya Riot of 1905
7

Social protest and the media

Study [VJx]:

  1. Day 13 - Introduction
  2. Day 14 - Media

Study [VC]: Social Protest in Imperial Japan

  1. Making News Graphic
  2. Challenging the State
8

Imperial democracy

Study [VJx]:

  1. Day 15 - The Urban Crowd
  2. Day 16 - Targets and Motivations
  3. Day 17 - Imperial Democracy

Study [VC]: Social Protest in Imperial Japan

  1. Identifying “the People”
  2. Democracy & the Crowd
Module 3: Transition from Hibiya to Shiseido
9

From Hibiya to Shiseido—Shiseido: Consumer culture, cosmopolitanism

Study [VJx]:

  1. Day 18 - The Era of Popular Protest
  2. Day 19 - Modernity and the Masses in Interwar Japan
  3. Day 20 - Introduction: Art and Commerce in an Age of Mass Production
  4. Day 21 - Cosmopolitan Ginza
10

Shiseido & modernity

Study [VJx]:

  1. Day 22 - Advertising and the Shiseido Network
  2. Day 23 - Tradition and Modernity
  3. Day 24 - Gender, Labor, and the State

Study [VC]: Selling Shiseido: Cosmetics Advertizing & Design in Early 20th Century Japan

  1. Introduction
  2. Cosmopolitan Glamour
11

Conclusion of “Visualizing Japan” on edX

Study [VJx]:

  1. Day 25 - Modernity, Militarism, and War

Study [VC]: Selling Shiseido: Cosmetics Advertizing & Design in Early 20th Century Japan

  1. Marketing Beauty
  2. Luxury & Thrift in Wartime
12 Making of “Visualizing Japan” on edX
13 Student presentations on the Shiseido assignment
14 Student presentations (cont.)
15 Visualization and history
Module 4: “Visualizing Postwar Tokyo” — UTokyo MOOC
16

Occupation and Americanism

Study [VPT]:

1.1: Views from The U.S. Air Force (5:38)
1.2: Views from People in Tokyo (4:18)
1.3: The U.S. Army as a Camera (7:10)
1.4: Sudden Americanized Lives (11.29)
1.5: Occupation in the Center of Tokyo (6:51)

17

Occupation and Americanism (cont.)

Study [VPT]:

1.6: Washington Heights and Harajuku (8:08)
1.7: Shonan Beach (6:11)
1.8: From a Military City to a Commercial City (12:45)
1.9: Tokyo: Imperial City / Colonial City (12:29) Group activity: Authority in photography 1 A&B

18

Imperial gaze and royal wedding

Study [VPT]:

2.1: Entrance and Disappearance of the Emperor (8:39)
2.2: Tokyo: Imperial Capital (6:55)
2.3: Occupying the Emperor’s Image (9:32)
2.4: Reconstructing the Emperor’s Image (10:01)
2.5: Imperial Palace after the War (10:31)

19 Special guest lecture 1
20 Special guest lecture 2
21

Imperial gaze and royal wedding (cont.)

Study [VPT]:

2.1: Entrance and Disappearance of the Emperor (8:39)
2.2: Tokyo: Imperial Capital (6:55)
2.3: Occupying the Emperor’s Image (9:32)
2.4: Reconstructing the Emperor’s Image (10:01)
2.5: Imperial Palace after the War (10:31)

22 Group project preparation: Continue to prepare for your play. If you cannot come, be sure to stay in close touch with your group.
23 Presenting your play about the occupation; also individual consultations on your final project
24 “Four Facets of Contemporary Japanese Architecture” — UTokyo MOOC
25 Individual consultation for the final paper
26 Student presentation
27 Student presentation (cont.)

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