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Rise & Fall of the Canton Trade System
by Peter C. Perdue
l: China in the World (1700–1860s)
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ll: Macau & Whampoa Anchorage (1700–1860s)   PDF
lll: Canton & Hong Kong (1700–1860s)   PDF
lV: Image Galleries

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The Garden of Perfect Brightness
by Lillian M. Li
l: The Yuanmingyuan as Imperial Paradise (1700–1860)
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ll: European Palaces & Pavillions of the Yuanmingyuan   PDF
lll: Destruction, Looting, and Memory (1860–Present)   PDF

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The First Opium War
by Peter C. Perdue
The Anglo-Chinese War of 1839–1842
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The Opium War in Japanese Eyes
by John W. Dower
An Illustrated 1849 “Story from Overseas”
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The Second Opium War
by Peter C. Perdue
The Anglo-Chinese War of ?
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Black Ships & Samurai
by John W. Dower
l: Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan (1853–1854)
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ll: Visual Narratives  

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Yokohama Boomtown
by John W. Dower
Foreigners in Treaty-Port Japan (1859–1872)
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Kiyochika’s Tokyo
by James T. Ulak
l: Master of Modern Melancholy (1876–1881)
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ll: Visual Narratives
lll: Exhibition Video Tour

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Felice Beato’s Japan
by Allen Hockley
An Album by the Pioneer Foreign Photographer in Yokohama
l: Places
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ll: People   PDF

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Globetrotters’ Japan
by Allen Hockley
Foreigners on the Tourist Circuit in Meiji Japan
l: Places
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ll: People   PDF

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John Thomson's China
by Allen Hockley
l: Illustrations of China and Its People, Photo Albums (1873–1874)
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ll: Visual Narratives
lll: Albums & Galleries


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“Pictures to Draw Tears from Iron”
by Kathryn Edgerton-Tarpley
The North China Famine of 1876–1879
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Shanghai’s Lens on the New(s)
by Jeffrey Wasserstrom & Rebecca Nedostup
l: Dianshizhai Pictorial (1884–1898)
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ll: Dianshizhai Pictorial Issues from the First Year (1884)
Introduction by Peter C. Perdue

lll: Dianshizhai Pictorial Gallery (1884–1898)

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Throwing Off Asia
by John W. Dower
l: Woodblock Prints of Domestic “Westernization” (1868–1912)
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ll: Woodblock Prints of the Sino-Japanese War (1894–95)
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lll: Woodblock Prints of the Russo-Japanese War (1904–05)   PDF

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Asia Rising
by John W. Dower
Japanese Postcards of the Russo-Japanese War (1904–05)
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Yellow Promise/Yellow Peril
by John W. Dower
Foreign Postcards of the Russo-Japanese War (1904–05)
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Photography & Power in the Colonial Philippines
by Christopher Capozzola
l: Conquest by the Camera (1898–1902)
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ll: Dean Worcester’s Photographic Record of
the Philippines (1898–1913)
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“The Cause of the Riots in the Yangtse Valley”
Missionary Commentary on an Illustrated Anti-Christian
Chinese Pamphlet (1891)
Introduction by Peter C. Perdue


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Civilization & Barbarism
by Ellen Sebring
Cartoon Commentary & the “White Man’s Burden” (1898–1902)
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The Boxer Uprising
by Peter C. Perdue and Ellen Sebring
l: The Gathering Storm in North China (1860–1900)
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ll: War & Aftermath (1900–1901)   PDF
lll: The Boxer Uprising — lll

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The Empress Dowager & the Camera
by David Hogge
Photographing Cixi, 1903–1904
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Social Protest in Imperial Japan
by Andrew Gordon
The Hibiya Riot of 1905
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Political Protest in Interwar Japan
by Christopher Gerteis
l: Posters & Handbills from the Ohara Collection (1920s–1930s)
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ll: Eight Topical Galleries

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Selling Shiseido
by Gennifer Weisenfeld
l: Cosmetics Advertising & Design in Early 20th-Century Japan
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ll: Visual Narratives
lll: Image Galleries


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Tokyo Modern
by James T. Ulak
l: Koizumi Kishio’s “100 Views” of the Imperial Capital (1928–1940)
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ll: Koizumi Kishio’s “100 Views,” Annotations & Gallery
lll: “100 Views” by 8 Artists (1928–1932), Image Galleries


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China's Modern Sketch
by John A. Crespi
l: The Golden Age of Cartoon Art, 1934–1937
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ll: Nine Thematic Visual Narratives
lll: Image Galleries


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Ground Zero 1945
by John W. Dower
Pictures by Atomic Bomb Survivors
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Ground Zero 1945: A Schoolboy’s Story
Testimony of Akihiro Takahashi
Illustrations by Goro Shikoku
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Protest Art in 1950s Japan
by Linda Hoaglund
The Forgotten Reportage Painters
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Tokyo 1960: Days of Rage & Grief
by Justin Jesty
Hamaya Hiroshi's Photos of the Anti-Security Treaty Protests
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