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Stranger in the Shogun’s City: From the Archive to the Page

September 24 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Cover of book Stranger in the Shogun's CityA lecture 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.

Free and open to the public.

Cosponsored by the UWM Asian Studies, American Geographical Society Library, and Honors College.


September 24
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


American Geographical Society Library, E370, Golda Meir Library
2311 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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