Turning point: the Momentous Events that Created Modern Japan | University of Oxford

Turning point: the Momentous Events that Created Modern Japan

Speaker
Lesley Downer, Author
Event date
Event time
13:00 - 14:00
Venue
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 2PH
Venue details

Headley Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
£5 adult/£4 concessions
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

To the Japanese, the arrival of Commodore Perry of the US Navy and his Black Ships in 1853 was almost as shocking as if Martians had landed. Lesley Downer uses contemporary documents and pictures to tell both Japanese and American viewpoints and to show how these events led to the creation of modern Japan.