The Princeton University Program in American Studies and Program in Asian American Studies invite you to explore Japanese America, past and present, transpacific and hemispheric. Afternoon presentations by Andrew Way Leong, Iyko Day, and Karen Umemoto and a panel discussion moderated by symposium organizer Paul Nadal will draw on scholarship across disciplines including literature, history, and urban planning. Novelist Karen Tei Yamashita will present a keynote discussing her research into her recent family memoir, Letters to Memory, and her introduction to a new edition of John Okada’s No-No Boy, forthcoming from Penguin Books. After a break at 6 p.m, the symposium will resume at 8 p.m. with music and multimedia by Julian Saporiti and Erin Aoyama, who perform as No-No Boy, transforming research and family legacy into song.
For further information, please see the Symposium website.