Japanese American Racialization Conference, Oct.13-14

Thursday, October 13, 2011  10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Royce Hall 314, with reception beginning at 5:00 PM

Friday, October 14, 2011  9:00 AM to 1:30 PM at  Faculty Center, California Room.

This conference reexamines the racialization of Japanese Americans, including their resistance to oppression, from the period of the initial immigration of the Issei to the present.

It aims to broaden perspectives on this topic by bringing leading scholars in different specialties together in dialogue.
For more information on “A Japan Based Global Study of Racial Representations” visit http://race.zinbun.kyoto-u.ac.jp/?lang=en.
Speakers & presentation titles include:
October 13, Thursday
  • Gary Okihiro (Columbia U) (co-authored with Daniel Valella)     “Racial Formation in the Representations of Japanese in Early American Cinema”
  • Fuminori Minamikawa (Ritsumeikan U)     “Vernacular Representation of Race and Historical Formation of the Ethno-racial Community of Japanese in Los Angeles”
  • Yuko Matsumoto (Chuo U)  “Gender and Racial Representation: the Japanese Immigrant Community in Los Angeles before World War II”
  • Lon Kurashige (USC) “Race, Internationalism, and the Fall of Anti-Japanese Nativism”
  • Eiichiro Azuma (U Pennsylvania)  “The Making of Japanese Racial Identity in America, and Why Are There No Immigrants in Postwar Japanese American History?”
  • Karen Ishizuka (UCLA) “Barefoot Journalists and the Making of Asian America, 1969 -1974.”
October 14, Friday
  • Wesley Ueunten (SFSU)   “The Nakayoshi Group: Post-War Okinawan Immigrant Women Articulation of Okinawan Identity in America”
  • Duncan Williams (USC)   “Japan/America: Mixed Race History and Prospects”
  • Yasuko Takezawa “Japanese American Artists With and Against Representations:  An Anthropological Study”
  • Sachiko Kawakami (Kyoto U of Foreign Studies)   “What brings Korean immigrants to Japantown?: Commodifying Racial Differences in the Age of Globalization”

Sponsored by:
Asian American Studies Center, UCLA, and A Japan-based Global Study of Racial
Representations, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University

In cooperation with:
Asian American Studies Department, UCLA
Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, UCLA
The Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles

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