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!

Other Events on Thursday, January 18th

Research Library (Charles E. Young)
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