BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.2812@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20110112T000000Z DTEND:20110112T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Portland State University's Center for Japanese Studies present s\n\n<strong>Asian Americans in the&nbsp\;American Spy Service in Asia</st rong>\n By Brian Hayashi\, Professor\, Kyoto University\n\nHow did Chinese \, Japanese\, and Korean Americans affect the larger political&amp\; devel opments in East Asia during and after World War II? Given their small nume rical presence in the United States and the fact that they were distrusted by federal government officials blinded by anti-Asian stereotypes\, one w ould expect a little\, if any impact on the larger picture of the impositi on of the American order on East Asia during and after World Wa II. Howeve r\, through an analysis of dozens of Asian American spies\, working for th e Office of Strategic Services (forerunner of the CIA today)\, a&nbsp\;ver y different picture emerges. Asian Americans played a significant role in shaping the type of democracy that did and did not take root in East Asia through their service in the United States' first centralized intelligence agency as spies\, interpreters\, propaganda writers\, and guerrilla warfa re specialists.\n\nSponsored by Verne and Aki Naito of Made in Oregon Stor es\n\nPortland State University\nCenter for Japanese Studies\n 311 East Ha ll\n P.O. BOX 751\n Portland\, OR 97207\n<a href="http://www.pdx.edu/cjs"> www.pdx.edu/cjs</a>\n Phone: 503-725-8577\n E-mail: <a href="mailto:cjs@p dx.edu">cjs@pdx.edu</a> SUMMARY:Lecture/Discussion: Asian Americans in the American Spy Service in Asia URL:/en/events/2011/01/12/lecturediscussion-asian-americans-in-the-america/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR