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Hapa Japan Scholarly Conference - Part 2

Hapa Japan 2013 Festival

Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

Hapa Japan Scholarly Conference - Part 2

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SCHOLARLY CONFERENCE - PART 2


PROGRAM


9:00-10:15AM

SESSION 5 - JAPANESE-BRAZILIAN MIXED-RACE REALITIES

“Lost in Japan: Representations of Japanese-Brazilian Children”
Zelideth María Rivas (Marshall University)

“Mestiça and/or Haafu: Japanese-Brazilian Women and Their Mixed-Race Bodies Questioned in Brazil and Japan”
Tamaki Watarai (Aichi Prefectural University)

Discussant: Lily Anne Yumi Welty (UCLA)

 

10:15-10:30AM

COFFEE BREAK

 

10:30-12:00PM

SESSION 6 - FILM SCREENINGS

Trailer for Mixed Match (Director, Jeff Chiba Stearns; Associate Producer, Athena Asklipiadis)
Documentary – Neither Here Nor There (2011; Director, Ema Ryan Yamazaki)

Screenings followed by discussion with the filmmakers

 

12:00-1:15PM

LUNCH BREAK

 

1:15-2:30PM

SESSION 7 - HAPA JAPANESE VISUAL ARTS: A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON ART AND IDENTITY

“Creative Identities: Transformative Hapa Japanese Artists”
Yasuko Takezawa (Kyoto University)

With Featured Artist Presentations by Laura Kina and Shizu Salamando

 

2:30-2:45PM

COFFEE BREAK

 

2:45-4:15PM

SESSION 8 - READING RACE: REPRESENTATIONS OF MIXED-RACE JAPANESE

“Hapa Covers: Japanese Enka and Its Mixed-Race African American Star”
Christine Yano (University of Hawaii)

“America’s Forgotten Children: Representations of American-Japanese Mixed Race Children in Post-WWII Japan”
Sayuri Arai (University of Illinois)

“Manga or Marvel?:  Multiracial Japanese/American Visual Narrative in Indy Comics”
LeiLani Nishime (University of Washington)

Discussant: Cynthia Nakashima (co-editor of The Sum of Our Parts)

 

4:15-4:30PM

CLOSING DISCUSSION

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When & Where


Board Room, Davidson Conference Center, University of Southern California
3415 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)


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