Panel Discussion
September 27, 2006
Meiji Eyes

Japanese woodblock prints at the turn of the nineteenth century

Organized by the Princeton University Art Museum and co-sponsored by the P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art

4 30 pm
101 McCormick Hall

The panel discussion will feature four presentations related to the exhibition Japanese Views of East and West: Imprinting the Other in Meiji Eyes, on view at the Princeton University Art Museum from September 23, 2006, to January 7, 2007. Each presentation will consider the different ways in which the sharp political and social transitions of the Meiji period (1868–1912) were expressed in the print medium, particularly approaches to depicting the foreign and the Japanese relationship to other cultures. The panel will also examine the legacy of the images of Meiji prints extending to the present day.

Another Other: Depiction of the Non-White Foreigner in Meiji Japan

Nicole Fabricand-Person

Lafayette College

Samuel Smiles in Japan: Moral Education from Self-Help to Thrift

Sheldon Garon

Princeton University

Japanese Woodblock Prints in Cyberspace: The MIT Affair as an Educational Lesson

Benjamin Elman

Princeton University

The Girl in the Horse-dung Hairdo

David Howell

Princeton University