Stranger in the Shogun’s City
January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree – $20
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About the Event
This talk is an introduction to the vibrant social and cultural life of early nineteenth century Japan, told through the story of an irrepressible woman named Tsuneno, who defied convention to make a life for herself in the big city of Edo (now Tokyo) in the decades before the arrival of Commodore Perry and the fall of the shogunate.
About the Speaker
Amy Stanley is a Professor of History at Northwestern University. She is the author of Selling Women: Prostitution, Households, and the Market in Early Modern Japan (UC Press, 2012) and Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Japanese Woman and Her World (Scribner, 2020), as well as articles in The Journal of Japanese Studies, The Journal of Asian Studies, and the American Historical Review. She received her PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard in 2007, and she has held fellowships from the Japan Foundation, the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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1/28/2021 6:00 PM
1/28/2021 7:00 PM
Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Japanese Woman and her World