Hapa Japan 2013 Scholarly Conference Part 2

Hapa Japan 2013 Scholarly Conference Part 2

Hapa Japan 2013 Festival/Sawyer Seminar III Capstone Conference
  • Date:
    Saturday, April 6, 2013
  • Time:
    9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Campus:
    University Park Campus
  • Venue:
    Davidson Conference Center (DCC)
  • Room:
    Board Room
  • Cost:
    Free
  • Phone:
    (213) 821-4365

Description:


9:00-10:15AM
SESSION 5 – JAPANESE-BRAZILIAN MIXED-RACE REALITIES

“Lost in Japan: Representations of Japanese-Brazilian Children”
Zelideth María Rivas (Marshall University)

“Mestiça and/or Haafu: Japanese-Brazilian Women and Their Mixed-Race Bodies Questioned in Brazil and Japan”
Tamaki Watarai (Aichi Prefectural University)

Respondent: Lily Anne Yumi Welty (UCLA)


10:15-10:30AM  COFFEE BREAK


10:30-12:00PM
SESSION 6 – FILM SCREENINGS


Trailer for Mixed Match (Director, Jeff Chiba Stearns; Associate Producer, Athena Asklipiadis)
www.mixedmatchmovie.com

Screening of documentary film, Neither Here Nor There (2011) (Director, Ema Ryan Yamazaki)
www.neitherherenorthere-thefilm.com/

Screenings will be followed by discussions with filmmakers


12:00-1:15PM LUNCH BREAK


1:15-2:30PM
SESSION 7 – HAPA JAPANESE VISUAL ARTS: A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON ART AND IDENTITY

“Creative Identities: Transformative Hapa Japanese Artists”
Yasuko Takezawa (Kyoto University)
With Featured Artist Presentations by artists, Laura Kina and Shizu Salamando


2:30-2:45PM  COFFEE BREAK


2:45-4:15PM
SESSION 8 – READING RACE: REPRESENTATIONS OF MIXED-RACE JAPANESE

“Hapa Covers: Japanese Enka and Its Mixed-Race African American Star”
Christine Yano (University of Hawaii)

“America’s Forgotten Children: Representations of American-Japanese Mixed Race Children in Post-WWII Japan”
Sayuri Arai (University of Illinois)

“Manga or Marvel?: Multiracial Japanese/American Visual Narrative in Indy Comics”
LeiLani Nishime (University of Washington)

Discussant: Cynthia Nakashima (co-editor of The Sum of Our Parts)


4:15-4:30PM  CLOSING DISCUSSION


Co-Sponsored by the Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminars at USC and Kyoto University

 

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