Hapa Japan: A Discussion

Thursday, Jan 18, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

HAPA Japan Flyer

Join us in Powell Library for a book talk and discussion on the two-volume series Hapa Japan! The anthology is the first publication to attempt to map this wide range of Hapa representations in film, art, and society.

Hapa Japan: History (Volume 1) is the first substantial collection of essays to survey the history of global mixed-race identities of persons of Japanese descent. Hapa Japan: Identities & Representations (Volume 2) tackles everything from Japanese and American films like Kiku and Isamu to hybrid graphic novels featuring mixed-race characters. The Hapa experience is multiple, and its cultural representations accordingly are equally diverse.

Speakers: Vellina Hasu Houston, USC School of Dramatic Arts; Stephen Murphy Shigematau, Stanford University; Duncan Ryuken Williams, Hapa Japan Database Project & USC; Curtis Rooks, Loyola Marymount University; moderator Keith Camacho, UCLA Asian American Studies Center.

Co-sponsored by the UCLA Library, Kaya Press, UCLA Asian American Studies Center & Department, and the USC Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture.

Light snacks to be served.

RSVP at the link listed below!