Japanese Diaspora to the Americas: Literature, History and Identity

Japanese Diaspora to the Americas: Literature, History and Identity

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 5:30pm to Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 12:00pm
Room 202, Henry R. Luce Hall See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511


Abstracts can be downloaded here.


Friday, May 3

5:30 pm

Keynote by Jeffrey Lesser (Emory)

Saturday, May 4

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Japanese Diasporic Literature in Comparative Context

Jonathan Abel (Penn State, Chair)

Facundo Garasino (Osaka)

Hideto Tsuboi (Nichibunken)

Yoshitaka Hibi (Nagoya)

10:45 am – 12:15 pm

Japanese Brazilian Literature and Print Culture

Seth Jacobowitz (Yale, Chair and Presenter)

Ted Mack (UW)

Zeli Rivas (Marshall U)

1:30 pm – 3: 00 pm

Resettling Japanese American History

Stephen Poland (Yale, Chair)

Robert Hegwood (Harvard Reischauer)

Brian Masaru Hayashi (Kent State)

Greg Robinson (UQAM)

3:30 – 5:20 pm

Immigration and Expansionism in the Japanese Empire

Eiichiro Azuma (U Penn, Chair)

Louise Young (U Wisconsin)

Andre Haag (U Hawaii)

Nayoung Aimee Kwon (Duke)

Sidney X. Lu (Michigan State)

5:30 pm

Keynote by Ignacio López-Calvo (UC Merced)

Sunday, May 5

9:00 – 10:30 am

Perspectives on Multiculturalism and Mobility

Bill Kelly (Yale, Chair)

Sarah le Baron Von Baeyer (Yale)

Ana Paulina Lee (Columbia)

Koichi Hagimoto (Wellesley)

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Discussion Section on Methods and Archives in the Study of Japanese Diaspora

Kaoru “Kay” Ueda (Curator of the Japanese Diaspora Collection, Stanford, Co-chair)

Masako Iino (Former president and Professor Emerita, Tsuda College, Co-chair)