Looking Modern: East Asian Visual Culture from Treaty Ports to World War II. Based on work done at two 2004 Chicago symposia these 13 papers look at many dimensions of visual modernity in East Asia in the 19th and early 20th century. The area of study includes traditional art forms and also photography, cinema, fashion, advertisements and commercial art, Western cultural impacts and also nascent ideologies. The seven papers on China include discussion of impacts of national political ideologies to the 1930s. The six papers on Japan include and exploration of visual impacts of marketing health and patient medicines, a paper on selling Japan's war in Asia and one on the early 20th century photographing of pre-historical and anthropological subjects which featured at the turn of the 20th century. With black-and-white illustrations, some 30 colour plates, glossary and index.
Looking Modern: East Asian Visual Culture from Treaty Ports to World War II
AuthorsPurtle, Jennifer; Hans Bjarne Thomsen (eds.)
PublisherArt Media Resources