May 22, 2008

Taiwan Seen Through a Japanese Lens 1895~1905

How did Colonial Japan perceive Taiwan?

Old pictures narrate. A collection of picture albums depict the landscape and the people, military actions, urban scenes, and cultural identities of the island in the late nineteenth century. These albums were part of the ideological tools employed by the new colonial power in fashioning a new imagination of Taiwan.

  • Speaker: Joseph R. Allen

    Chairman, Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Minnesota

  • Moderator: Chu-joe Hsia

    Professor, Graduate Institute of Building and Planning, National Taiwan University