Stranger in the Shogun's City: From the Archive to the Page
- September 24, 2021
- 1:00pm - 2:30pm
- UWM Golda Meir Library, AGS Library (3rd Floor, East Wing), 2311 E. Hartford Ave., Milwaukee, WI, 53211, United States
- Letters & Science
Presented by Amy Stanley, Professor of History, Northwestern University.
In the early nineteenth century, an irrepressible woman named Tsuneno ran away from home. Defying convention, she made a life for herself in the big city of Edo (now Tokyo) in the decades before the arrival of Commodore Perry and the fall of the shogunate. But as she was an unknown person, finding out what happened to her is a difficult task. This talk focuses on how images and documents in the Japanese archive can be used – carefully – to tell her story.