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Japanese Anglophiles and the Allure of Colonization

Presented by Wellesley College at Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Green Hall 237, Wellesley College, Wellesley MA

Mar 30 2020
Japanese Anglophiles and the Allure of Colonization

A Presentation by Newhouse Fellow Hiromu Nagahara

In the era of Western imperialism, Japan not only maintained its independence but, infamously, forged an empire of its own in East Asia. During the same period, however, Japan’s political elites—including diplomats, aristocrats, and even a crown prince—flocked to European cities, ostensibly to study the secrets of Western might. In this presentation, Newhouse Fellow Hiromu Nagahara highlights the experiences of Japanese visitors to London, many of whom clearly saw the British Empire as a

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