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Our next Asia in Focus speaker will be Dr. Todd Munson, Randolph-Macon College on "Collecting the Orient:  Images of Japan in Cigarette Cards, 1880s-1910s"

Thursday, November 13th, 1:00-2:00pm, Ekstrom Library, W104

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Asia in Focus Speaker Series:
Dr. Todd Munson,
Randolph-Macon College
"Collecting the Orient:  Images of Japan in Cigarette Cards, 1880s-1910s"


Thursday, November 13th, 1:00-2:00pm, Ekstrom Library, Room W104.

Cigarette cards –  small, colorful collectibles that first appeared in cigarette packs in the late nineteenth century – are virtually unknown in academic circles.     This talk will discuss images of Japan in this medium from 1880s-1910s, and connect them to the larger historical context.   By virtue of their collectability, audience demographic, and encyclopedic reach into virtually every area of human knowledge, these cards are a most useful vehicle for understanding turn-of-the-century depictions of race and otherness in the West.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

Center for Asian Democracy
Stevenson Hall, Room 202
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

(502) 852-2667

cad@louisville.edu

Dr. Jason P. Abbott, Director
(502) 852-6832
jason.abbott@louisville.edu

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