Hapa Japan 2013 Scholarly Conference Part 2 - Hapa Japan 2013 Festival/Sawyer Seminar III Capstone Conference

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Class/Workshop

Apr 20136
9:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.

USC - University Park Campus
Davidson Conference Center (DCC) -
Board Room
Los Angeles, California, 90007
United States


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

REGISTER: http://hapafestday5conference-eorg.eventbrite.com/

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Come join us at from April 2-6, 2013 in Los Angeles for a concert featuring hapa artists, a comedy night at East West Players, readings by award-winning authors, a historical exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum, film screenings of great documentaries, and a 2-day academic conference at USC.

 

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