JS505 : Modern Japanese Art History

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Modern Japanese Art History
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This course will study the manifold interactions that have taken place in the visual arts between Japan and the US since the second half of the 19th century to the present. We will approach art from a transcultural perspective, and will study various media including painting, prints, industrial design, architecture, as well as exhibitions and other modes of display. We will also investigate the role of visual arts in diplomatically and politically charged circumstances from Japan's resumption of trade with Western powers in the mid-19th-century, to the Pacific War, the Cold War, and to the age of globalization. **Due to unpredictable enrollment, the instructor reserves the right to modify the schedule of the course, depending upon enrollment, once the semester begins. A detailed syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class. If you need further information about the course before the first day of class, please contact the professor (nmurai@sophia.ac.jp).
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M.A. in Japanese Studies
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