BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.5305@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20170325T000000Z DTEND:20170325T000000Z DESCRIPTION:From the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II\, the United States has a long hist ory of anti-Asian policies. In his latest book\, author and USC Associate Professor of History Lon Kurashige demonstrates that despite widespread ra cism\, Asian exclusion was not the product of an ongoing national consensu s\; it was a subject of fierce debate.\n\n<em>Two Faces of Exclusion</em>& nbsp\;examines the organized and well-funded opposition to discrimination that involved some of the most powerful public figures in American politic s\, business\, religion\, and academia. In recovering this opposition\, Ku rashige explains the rise and fall of exclusionist policies through an uns table and protracted political rivalry\, arguing that exclusion-era polici es were more than just enactments of racism&mdash\;they were also catalyst s for US-Asian cooperation and the basis for the 21st century&rsquo\;s tig htly integrated Pacific world.\n\nJoin Kurashige for a stimulating discuss ion that will include a special focus on events leading up to the WWII inc arceration of Japanese Americans.\n\nFree with&nbsp\;<a href="http://www.j anm.org/visit/#admission" target="_blank">museum admission</a>. <a href="h ttps://9644p.blackbaudhosting.com/9644p/tickets?tab=2&amp\;txobjid=3fa9e55 c-6fb1-4718-9fa1-083422ae543f" target="_blank">RSVPs are recommended</a> SUMMARY:Author Discussion—Two Faces of Exclusion by Lon Kurashige URL:/en/events/2017/03/25/author-discussiontwo-faces-of-exclusion-by-lon-ku / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR