Friends Event

Friends Online Talk with Professor Amy Beth Stanley – Stranger in the Shogun’s City

This talk is an introduction to the vibrant social and cultural life of early nineteenth century Japan, told through the story of an irrepressible woman named Tsuneno, who defied convention to make a life for herself in the big city of Edo (now Tokyo) in the decades before the arrival of Commodore Perry and the fall of the shogunate.

Amy Stanley is a Professor of History at Northwestern University. She is the author of Stranger in the Shogun's City: A Japanese Woman and Her World (Scribner, 2020), which won the National Book Critics' Circle Award in Biography and PEN/America Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award in Biography and was shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize in NonfictionShe received her PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard in 2007, and she has held Fellowships from the Japan Foundation, the Japan- U.S. Friendship Commission, and the National Endowment for the Humanities

Open today 9:45am - 5:30pm

Monday to Friday 9:45am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9:45am - 8:00pm
Saturday 9:45am - 5:30pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 5:30pm

Closed Mondays: Nov - Feb
Closed 1 Jan; Good Friday; 24-26 Dec

Admission is Free
Suggested donation €5


Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92