Featured Topic: Asia & Europe: Encounter/Exchange

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Felice Beato's Japan: People, An Album by the Pioneer Foreign Photographer in Yokohama
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Visualizing Cultures
"These photos of men and women from different walks of life catered to foreign curiosity about the 'exotic' Japanese. Most were taken in [Felice] Beato's studio in Yokohama." All images with captions transcribed verbatim from the ca. 1869 album. With an in-depth essay by Alona C. Wilson.

Go to Museum Resource: http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027/beato_people/index.html
Felice Beato's Japan: Places, An Album by the Pioneer Foreign Photographer in Yokohama
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Visualizing Cultures
A 50-image album of images by photographer Felice Beato (ca. 1833-1908) that "features scenes along the routes that foreign sightseers travelled in the opening years of the Meiji period." All images with captions transcribed verbatim from the ca. 1869 album. With an in-depth essay by Allen Hockley, professor of art history at Dartmouth College.

Go to Museum Resource: http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027/beato_places/index.html
Globetrotter's Japan: People, Foreigners on the Tourist Circuit in Meiji Japan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Visualizing Cultures
"One of the most lavishly illustrated publications of Japan at the end of the 19th century was Captain Frank Brinkley’s 10-volume Japan. This unit highlights the spectrum of native people and activities depicted in this famous publication." With an in-depth essay by Allen Hockley, professor of art history at Dartmouth College.

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Globetrotter's Japan: Places, Foreigners on the Tourist Circuit in Meiji Japan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Visualizing Cultures
"View hand-colored photographs of the sights on a typical tour of late-19th-century Japan, reproduced here from a lush 10-volume set by Captain Frank Brinkley. Comments appear from travel books by 'globetrotter' tourists of the time." With an in-depth essay by Allen Hockley, professor of art history at Dartmouth College.

Go to Museum Resource: http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027/gt_japan_places/index.html
John Thomson's China: Illustrations of China and Its People (1873-1874)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Visualizing Cultures
"John Thomson, born in Edinburgh, was the first Western photographer to travel widely through the length and breadth of China. This unit is a full reproduction of his celebrated Illustrations of China and Its People: A Series of Two Hundred Photographs, with Letterpress Descriptive of the Places and People Represented, published in four volumes from 1873 to 1874." With an in-depth essay by Allen Hockley, professor of art history at Dartmouth College.

Go to Museum Resource: http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027/john_thomson_china_01/index.html
Monet & Japan
National Gallery of Australia
Online archive of a 2001 exhibit with "carefully chosen works of Japanese art [that] give us the context for exploring Monet's changing perception of Japan through masterpiece after masterpiece. ... [The exhibit gives] everyone who loves Monet's paintings a chance to understand the ways in which he absorbed the lessons of Japanese art, from his first encounter in the 1860s until the final years after the First World War." Select THEMES from the gray menu at top for text discussions with related images; select COMPARE WORKS to see Monet's paintings next to Japanese prints with related composition, design, and subject elements; and select EDUCATION for information on how to teach using this website.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.nga.gov.au/monetjapan/Default.cfm
Rise & Fall of the Canton Trade System
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Visualizing Cultures
"The images in this unit portray the abundant variety of commercial, art, and craft goods exchanged in the Canton region during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Three cities became the center of the trading system that linked China to the Western European powers and the United States. Macau, the oldest, stayed under Portuguese control from 1557 to 1999. Canton gathered traders from Europe, Southeast Asia, the U.S., and the rest of China. Hong Kong, acquired by the British after the Opium War, grew from a small fishing village to a major international port during the 19th century." With three in-depth essays by Peter C. Perdue, professor of history at Yale, plus an extensive image gallery and a curriculum guide.

Go to Museum Resource: http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027/rise_fall_canton_01/index.html
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