EXHIBITION TALK From Edo to Meiji: The Case of Shibata Zeshin

April 9, 2008
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In recent years, institutional, social and art historians have increasingly stressed the continuities that exist between the closing decades of the Edo period and the beginning of the Meiji era. This analysis, which contrasts strongly with earlier, "sudden break," readings of 19th-century Japan, is confirmed by the career of Shibata Zeshin, who developed most of his technical innovations some 20 years before the Meiji Restoration. This panel discussion brings together James L. McClain, Professor and Chair of History at Brown University and David L. Howell, Department Chair and Professor of East Asian Studies and History at Princeton University, for an in-depth look at a key moment in Japanese history. Joe Earle, Director, Japan Society Gallery will moderate. Followed by a reception.

Tickets: $10/$8 Japan Society members, $5 seniors & students. Purchase tickets online above or call the Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, Weekends 11 am – 5 pm.

  • Wednesday, April 9, 2008
  • 6:30 pm