Special guest lecture: A Stranger in the Shogun’s City

Friday, September 24 2021 1PM

American Geographic Society Library, Golda Meir library, 3rd Floor East Wing

We are thrilled to welcome Amy Stanley of Northwestern University for a talk on her Pulitzer Prize nominated book. Her talk will be titled “Stranger in the Shogun’s City: From the Archive to the Page”
Friday, September 24, 1 pm
American Geographical Society Library, 3rd floor east, Golda Meir Library

Synopsis: 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.

Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Japanese Program, the Asian Studies Certificate Program, the American Geographical Society Library, and the Honors College.