Camera Asia

HISTORY 530S

Examines how the art and technology of photography have changed how we study and understand the historical past, with a focus on China, India, and Japan. Analyzes arrival of the camera as a historical event, along with photographers and studios. Evaluates ways in which the new technology was embraced, and considers how the camera reconfigured attitudes towards the body and gender relations, nation building, war, catastrophes and death. Instructor: Weisenfeld and Ramaswamy
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • R
  • ALP
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • ARTHIST 535S
  • ICS 531S
  • VMS 535S
Typically Offered
Occasionally