John Dower, Visualizing the Russo-Japanese War
MIT Visualizing Cultures
Visualizing the Russo-Japanese War
Presented by John Dower, Ford International Professor of History, MIT
John Dower, Professor of Japanese history, received his Ph.D. in 1972 in History and Far Eastern Languages from Harvard University. Professor Dower's interests lie in modern Japanese history and US-Japan relations. He also has broken new ground through his scholarly use of visual materials and other expressions of popular culture in reexamining Japanese and US-Asian history. His numerous publications include War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War, which was honored with several prizes; Empire and Aftermath, a study of the life and times of the diplomat and later prime minister Yoshida Shigeru; and Japan in War and Peace: Selected Essays. He also was the executive producer of a documentary film entitled Hellfire -- A Journey from Hiroshima, which was nominated in 1988 for an Academy Award.
Visualizing Cultures was launched at MIT in 2002 to explore the potential of the Web for developing innovative image-driven scholarship and learning. The VC mission is to use new technology and hitherto inaccessible visual materials to reconstruct the past as people of the time visualized the world (or imagined it to be).
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