2023-2024 Catalog

FAMS 364 Imperialism, War and Visual Culture in East Asia: 1874-1945

This course focuses on Japan's East Asian empire (in Taiwan, Korea, China, and several Pacific Islands), and the war against America (1941-45), through the lens of visual-studies scholarship and still- and moving pictures. Beginning with late 19th century Japanese wood-block prints and ending with 1940s propaganda films, we chart the relationship between the visualization of war, image propagation, and the mobilization of the national peoples in whose names wars are launched and sustained. [GM2, W]

Cross Listed Courses

HIST 363


HIST 206, HIST 248 or HIST 249; or FAMS 101 or FAMS 220 or permission of instructor