BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.903@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20040512T000000Z DTEND:20040512T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<b><i>Music and Community Building\, Imagined and Real: Nation \, Race\, Gender\, and Politics in Taiko Drumming in Japan and North Ameri ca</i></b>\nProf. Masumi Izumi\, Doshisha University\n\nThursday\, May 12\ , 2004\nUCLA - Asian American Studies Center Conference Room\n3232 Campbel l Hall\n\nOn May 12\, Thursday\, 4:00pm\, the Asian American Studies Cente r is proud to present a talk by our Fulbright Visiting Scholar for 2004-20 05\, Prof. Masumi Izumi of Doshisha University in Kyoto\, Japan. Prof. Izu mi has worked on Japanese American and Japanese Canadian cultural history \, with a number of scholarly works focusing on the role of Taiko drumming as a means of community building and ethnic revival in Japanese communit ies in North America as well as in Japan. This academic year\, Prof. Izumi is a Fulbright Scholar affiliated with both the Asian American Studies Ce nter and the Department of History at UCLA.\n\nPaper Abstract:\n\nIn spite of its appearance as traditional folk music\, taiko (Japanese drumming) a s a performance art is a relatively new form of music that was developed a fter World War II. This paper reviews the development of taiko both in Ja pan and North America. Taiko has boosted nationalism for some Japanese pe ople in the postwar period\, and also has contributed to the reconstructio n of Japanese American and Japanese Canadian communities since the late 19 60s. The paper looks at taiko drumming as a site for many different kinds of expression: ethnic\, gender\, sexual\, national\, and spiritual identi ties. Applying James Scott's concept of "hidden transcript\," the paper a lso elucidates how taiko has historically provided space for cultural and political resistance\, both in Japan and North America.\n SUMMARY:May 12\, 2005\, Los Angeles: Prof. Masumi Izumi on Taiko drumming i n Japan and North America at UCLA URL:/en/events/2004/05/12/may-12-2005-los-angeles-prof-masumi-izumi-on-taik o/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR