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- Reader: Gayle K. Sato (Professor, Meiji University)
- Date: Monday, December 9, 2013, 7:00 pm
- Venue: The Library, International House of Japan
- Language: English (without Japanese interpretation)
- Admission: IHJ Members & Library Members: Free, non-members: 500 yen
- (reservations required)
Karen Tei Yamashita, a third-generation Japanese American born and raised in California, studied at Waseda University as an exchange student in 1971. From 1975 to 1984, she lived in São Paulo to research the history of Japanese immigration to Brazil. Her works focus on the necessity of multicultural communities and the destabilizing of orthodox notions of national borders and ethnic identity. In this session, Gayle K. Sato, who specializes in Asian American literature, will read from Yamashita’s third novel, Tropic of Orange (1997), and talk about how a Japanese American point of view places Japan in relationship with the United States.
Karen Tei Yamashita will be present.
Gayle K. Sato