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San Francisco J-Town’s redevelopment-era transformation

Arthur A. HansenNichi Bei Weekly


A ‘community study’ of Minidoka

Arthur A. HansenNichi Bei Weekly

During the May 1995 symposium that Mike Mackey organized in Powell, Wyoming on the wartime incarceration of Japanese Americans at the nearby Heart Mountain Relocation Center, Mackey toured Bob Sims (1936-2015) and me around Powell. One topic we three non-Nikkei historians of the Japanese American wartime incarceration (all beholden to …

Inmates’ historical narratives for the layperson

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Bridging Historical Traditions

Arthur A. HansenNichi Bei Weekly

In recent years historians have increasingly moved away from writing about the history of a single nation state, so-called mononational history, to writing an innovative variety of international history known as transnational history. Unlike traditional international history, which focused on the formal relations between two nation-states, this new form of …

Nisei is propelled to share firsthand accounts of camp

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The ins and outs of redress

Arthur A. HansenNichi Bei Weekly

The topic of the Japanese American Redress Movement has been abundantly rewarded by its parade of prominent chroniclers. Those authored or edited volumes which I have been privileged to read, and in some cases, to critically review, are: William Minoru Hohri, Repairing America: An Account of the Movement for Japanese …

Yamato Colony: A Japanese Village in Southern Florida

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Dysfunction and Sacrifice as Binding Ties

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Counteracting 'Invisibility' Within the JA Community

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Unearthing one family's history

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Professor Emeritus of History and Asian American Studies at California State University, Fullerton, where he retired in 2008 as the director of the Center for Oral and Public History. Between 2001 and 2005, he served as Senior Historian at the Japanese American National Museum.

Nikkei interests

  • community history
  • family stories
  • festival/matsuri
  • Japanese/Nikkei food
  • Japantowns
  • taiko

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