The Western Scientific Gaze and Popular Imagery in Later Edo Japan: The Lens Within the Heart
This is the first study to consider the introduction of Western technology in the eighteenth century, when, it has been assumed, Japan continued to isolate itself from external influence. Timon Screech demonstrates that the introduction of such Western equipment as lenses, mirrors, and glass had a profound impact on Japanese notions regarding the faculty of sight. The enor...more
Hardcover, 321 pages
Published April 26th 1996 by Cambridge University Press
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