BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4611@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20140503T000000Z DTEND:20140503T000000Z DESCRIPTION:There is a large literature devoted to Japanese immigration and settlement\, as well as the official confinement of some 120\,000 ethnic Japanese from the West Coast during World War II.&nbsp\; Yet\, the essenti al question\, &ldquo\;What happened after people left camp?&rdquo\; remain s all but unanswered by historians. Excluded from the wartime economic boo m and scarred psychologically by their wartime ordeal\, the former camp in mates struggled to remake their lives in the years that followed. &nbsp\; Even if the resettlement and renewal that followed the release of inmates from camp lack the massive drama and conflict of the wartime events\, they must be counted&nbsp\; as equally important\, if not more so\, in setting the course of people&rsquo\;s lives and fortunes. &nbsp\;\n\nJoin us as a ward-winning author\,&nbsp\;<em>Nichi Bei Weekly</em>&nbsp\;columnist\, an d noted scholar of Japanese American history\, Dr. Greg Robinson\,&nbsp\; discusses his work concerning a large\, unexplored area of American histor y: the midcentury Japanese American experience.\n\n<strong><em>Greg Robins on</em></strong><em>\, a native New Yorker\, is a&nbsp\; full professor of history at l'Universit&eacute\; du Qu&eacute\;bec &Agrave\; Montr&eacute\ ;al\, a French-language institution in Montreal\, Canada. A specialist in North American ethnic studies and U.S. political history\, he is the autho r of many notable books\, including</em><em>:</em>\n<strong><em>By Order o f the President: FDR and the Internment of Japanese Americans</em></strong >&nbsp\;(Harvard University Press\, 2001)\, which spent four months on Aca demia magazine&rsquo\;s scholarly bestseller list\n\n<strong><em>A Tragedy of Democracy: Japanese Confinement in North America</em></strong>&nbsp\;( Columbia University Press\, 2009)\, winner of the 2009 history book prize of the Association for Asian American Studies\n\n<strong><em>After Camp: P ortraits in Midcentury Japanese American Life and Politics</em></strong>&n bsp\;(University of California Press\, 2012)\, winner of the Caroline Banc roft History Prize of Western History and Genealogy\n\n<strong><em>Pacific Citizens: Larry and Guyo Tajiri and Japanese American Journalism in the W orld War II Era</em></strong>&nbsp\;(University of Illinois Press\, 2012)& nbsp\;\n\n<em>Professor Robinson also writes a regular column\, &ldquo\;Th e Great Unknown and the Unknown Great\,&rdquo\; for the San Francisco Nich i Bei Weekly.</em>\n\nCost:&nbsp\; Free with admission to the museum (nonm embers\, $5\; students and seniors over age 65\, $3\; JAMsj members and ch ildren under 12\, free). &nbsp\;\n\nInformation Please contact&nbsp\;<a hr ef="mailto:mailto:PublicPrograms@jamsj.org"></a><a href="mailto:PublicProg rams@jamsj.org">PublicPrograms@jamsj.org</a>&nbsp\;or call (408) 294-3138 to reserve a spot.&nbsp\; SUMMARY:After Camp: Post-War Nisei Life and Politics featuring Dr. Greg Rob inson URL:/en/events/2014/05/03/after-camp-post-war-nisei-life-and-politics-featu / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR