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Japanese And Asian Americans: Racializations and Their Resistances

Day one of a two day symposium organized by Lane Hirabayashi, UCLA George and Sakaye Aratani Professor and Endowed Chair, and Yasuko Takezawa, Chair of the Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University.

Thursday, October 13, 2011
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Royce Hall Rm 314
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Program Includes the following presentations:

  • Gary Okihiro, Columbia University, (co-authored with Daniel Valella) on "Racial Formation in the Representations of Japanese in Early American Cinema"
  • Fuminori Minamikawa, Ritsumeikan U, on “Vernacular Representation of Race and Historical Formation of the Ethno-racial Community of Japanese in Los Angeles”
  • Yuko Matsumoto, Chuo U, on "Gender and Racial Representation: the Japanese Immigrant Community in Los Angeles before World War II"
  • Lon Kurashige, USC, on “Race, Internationalism, and the Fall of Anti-Japanese Nativism”
  • Eiichiro Azuma, U Pennsylvania, on "The Making of Japanese Racial Identity in America, and Why Are There No Immigrants in Postwar Japanese American History?"
  • Karen Ishizuka, UCLA, on "Barefoot Journalists and the Making of Asian America, 1969-1974."

This event is open to UCLA students, staff, faculty and invited guests.

If you would like to attend Friday's event, please contact Prof Lane Hirabayashi.


Download file: UCLA-Program-Oct-13-14-2011-na-imm.pdf

Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, Asian American Studies Center, Asian American Studies Department , The Japanese American National Museum

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