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Talk Online | Exploring 'books of everything' in Edo-period Japan and beyond

Online | Exploring 'books of everything' in Edo-period Japan and beyond

Synopsis

Delve into the tradition and development of encyclopedias – or 'picture books of everything' – in Edo-period Japan.

In this event, you'll explore the history of education in Japan in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and discover how knowledge was made available via a huge range of books through a highly developed and competitive publishing industry.

Speakers Dr Ellis Tinios, Dr Alessandro Bianchi and Dr Rosina Buckland will also discuss Japan's earliest encyclopedias dating back to the 1660s, how Hokusai's The Great Picture Book of Everything fits into this tradition, and in what ways Japanese encyclopedias compared with similar projects in Europe.

This event is part of the public programme accompanying Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything at the British Museum (30 September – 30 January), sponsored by The Asahi Shimbun. The public programme is supported by the Japan Society.

This event will have live subtitles provided by Stagetext, delivered by MyClearText.

Event details

Thu 14 Oct 2021, 12:00pm

Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext

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Venue details

British Museum
BP Lecture Theatre
Great Russell Street
London
WC1B 3DG

Phone: 020 7323 8181

Website: British Museum

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