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Symposium — Japanese/America: Transpacific and Hemispheric

Keynote: Karen Tei Yamashita, novelist

February 15, 2019 · 1:30 pm10:00 pm · Chancellor Green Rotunda

Program in American Studies

The Program in American Studies and the Program in Asian American Studies invite you to an exploration of Japanese America and its transpacific and hemispheric dimensions. Presentations and a panel discussion by Andrew Way Leong (UC Berkeley), Iyko Day (Mount Holyoke), and Karen Umemoto (UCLA) will draw on scholarship across disciplines. Novelist Karen Tei Yamashita will present a keynote discussing her research into her recent family memoir, “Letters to Memory,” and her introduction to a new edition of John Okada’s “No-No Boy,” forthcoming from Penguin Books. The symposium will conclude with music and multimedia by Julian Saporiti and Erin Aoyama, who perform as No-No Boy, transforming research and family legacy into song.

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