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  • On the Contributors

Chelsea Foxwell is an assistant professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on Japanese painting and other arts in the transition from the early modern to the modern periods, roughly the eighteenth through early twentieth centuries, and she is particularly interested in issues of cross-cultural exchange, spectatorship and public display, and the circulation of images in the era before photography. Her articles include "Merciful Mother Kannon and its Audiences" (The Art Bulletin, 2010). She is co-curator and co-editor of Awash in Color: French and Japanese Prints (2012), and is currently preparing a book manuscript, In Search of Images: Kanō Hōgai and the Making of Modern Japanese Painting.

Alisa Freedman is an associate professor of Japanese literature and film in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Oregon. She researches how the urban experience has shaped human subjectivity, cultural production, and gender roles. Her major publications include Tokyo in Transit: Japanese Culture on the Rails and Road (Stanford University Press, 2010), an annotated translation of Kawabata Yasunari's The Scarlet Gang of Asakusa (University of California Press, 2005), and her co-edited Modern Girls on the Go: Gender, Mobility, and Labor in Japan (Stanford University Press, 2012). Alisa has published articles on Japanese modernism, youth culture, humor as critique, nerd culture, and the intersections of literature and digital media. Her current projects include a book manuscript on changing images of working women on Japanese television, a study of Japanese appropriations of global children's culture, and literary translations.
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Timothy Unverzagt Goddard is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently completing his dissertation on Japanese, Chinese, and Korean literature and culture during the colonial period. His research interests include modernism, urban space, language, aesthetics, and memory. While his current project focuses on representations of Tokyo as an imperial capital, future research will extend this vision from Tokyo to the colonial and semicolonial cities of Keijō, Shanghai, and Taipei. His essay "Nagai Kafū and the Aesthetics of Urban Strolling" will appear in the forthcoming volume New Essays in Japanese Aesthetics (Lexington Books).

Christopher L. Hill is Associate Director of the Blinken European Institute at Columbia University. He is the author of National History and the World of Nations: Capital, State, and the Rhetoric of History in Japan, France, and the United States (Duke University Press, 2008), and most recently "Conceptual Universalization in the Transnational Nineteenth Century," in Global Intellectual History, eds. Samuel Moyn and Andrew Sartori (Columbia University Press, 2013). He has taught at Yale, Columbia, Harvard, and the University of California, Berkeley.

Allen Hockley received his Ph.D. in East Asian Studies from the University of Toronto in 1995 and is currently an associate professor in the Department of Art History at Dartmouth College where he teaches courses on Japanese and pan-Asian visual cultures. His primary research interests include Japanese prints and early photography in Asia for which he has authored books, exhibition catalogues, journal articles, and websites for MIT's Visualizing Cultures project. He is currently curating an exhibition titled The Women of Shin Hanga, which will open April 5, 2013 at Dartmouth's Hood Museum of Art.

Inaga Shigemi is professor at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies in Kyoto. His numerous publications include Kaiga no tōhō: orientarizumu kara japonisumu e (L'orient de la peinture: de l'orientalisme au japonisme) (Nagoya, 1999) and Kaiga no tasogare: Édouard Manet botsugo no tōsō (Le crépuscule de la peinture: la lutte posthume d'Édouard Manet) (Nagoya, 1997). His edited books include: Tōyō ishiki: musō to genjitsu no aida 1887-1953 (Oriental Consciousness: Between Reverie and Reality 1887-1953) (Minerva, 2012) and Crossing Cultural Borders: Beyond Reciprocal Anthropology (IRCJS, 2001). His publications in English include contributions to Is Art History Global?, ed. James Elkins (Routledge, 2007), and Japanese Hermeneutics:Current Debates on Aesthetics and Interpretation, ed. Michael Marra (University of Hawaii Press, 2002...