IEAS Exhibit Series — Arts of Asia

Culture and Health in Nineteenth Century Japan

Image from the exhibit 'Culture and Health in Nineteenth Century Japan'

June 1 – August 1, 2008
Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
IEAS Gallery, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor

Disease, medicine, and health through the lens of artistic production illuminate cultural attitudes and beliefs current in nineteenth century Japan. Selected digital reproductions of woodblock prints in the collection of the University of California, San Francisco Library offer lively, imaginative, and revealing views of an era when Japan was not only coping with traditional scourges, but grappling with new attitudes and approaches to medicine as Japan opened its doors to the West. The full collection can be viewed online here. This exhibit is presented in conjunction with the ORIAS summer teachers' workshop "Pestilence and Public Health."


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