David Howell, professor, Japanese History, Harvard University

Japan engaged in an extended dialogue with the West in the latter half of the 19th century. Appreciate the allure Japan held for many Western observers, and examine the reception of Western ideas, institutions, and technologies in Japan.

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Above: The Landing of Commodore Perry at Yokohama, 1854 (from an unidentified series). 2002.6707. Color lithograph; ink on card stock. Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards.