BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20130713T000000Z DTEND:20130713T000000Z DESCRIPTION:For decades\, the concentration camp experience has been the fo cal point of Japanese American history. However\, this rich history encomp asses far more than just the WWII years. JAMsj will host three young schol ars to share their groundbreaking research that stretches the boundaries o f Japanese American studies.&nbsp\;\n\nDean Adachi\, a PhD candidate in hi story at Claremont University\, will discuss the often overlooked role of Christianity in the earliest Japanese communities in Northern California a nd Hawaii. Adachi will highlight the transnational connections that link t hese Japanese American Christian communities.\n\nJeffrey Yamashita\, a PhD student in ethnic studies at UC Berkeley\, will be presenting "The Most H onorable Sons: Framing Heroic Masculinities in the Japanese American Commu nity." Yamashita will share the story of Nisei war hero Sergeant Ben Kurok i. Specifically\, he will explore Kuroki's masculinity and how it\nserved as a foundation for the 100th/442nd RCT.&nbsp\;\n\nDr. Jane Yamashiro is c urrently a visiting scholar at the University of Southern California. Jane 's presentation examines Japanese Americans in Japan to illuminate how "Ja panese American" -- an ethnic minority identity in the U.S. -- is reconstr ucted in Japan. She will demonstrate how interactions with Japanese in Jap an shape how Japanese Americans understand their own racial and national i dentities.\n\n&nbsp\;&nbsp\;\nThe presenters are excited to share their wo rk publicly with the JAMsj community and look forward to starting a new pu blic conversation on Japanese American studies.\n\n&nbsp\;Cost: Free with admission to the museum (non-members\, $5\; students and seniors over age 65\, $3\; JAMsj members and children under 12\, free).\n\n&nbsp\; Please e mail&nbsp\;<a href=" /mail/getBody?folderId=1&amp\;messageId=MTImKCS0Wy89KBK%2FDG9ufilhZkXJKli7 &amp\;purpose=display&amp\;bodyType=htmlNoExternals">PublicPrograms@JAMsj. org</a>&nbsp\;or call the JAMsj office at (408) 294-3138 to reserve a spot .&nbsp\; DTSTAMP:20240521T085257Z SUMMARY:Emerging Research in Japanese American Studies URL:/en/events/2013/07/13/emerging-research-in-japanese-american-studies/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR