Jeremy Woolsey
Writer and Translator, Tokyo

Jeremy Woolsey is a writer and translator currently based in Tokyo. His interests include contemporary art and cultural criticism. He will be pursuing a PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University in September 2019.

Written by Jeremy Woolsey

A return to feudalism? Satzuma’s Envoys. Hand tinted albumen print of a photograph by Felice Beato, one of the earliest war photographers. Japan, 1864-7. Photo by the Royal Photographic Society/V&A/Getty

Thinkers and theories
The ironic feudalist

Kure Tomofusa’s hatred of democracy, human rights and liberalism has found an echo in the West. But has he been joking all along?

Jeremy Woolsey