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Past Event

Saturday University: Racism, Vulgar and Polite

Feb 17 2018

Asian Art Museum

Off-Site

10 AM – 11:30 AM

How do boundaries—national, social, and religious—shift over time, and how are they crossed? Join us for talks to explore the dynamics of borders between India and Pakistan, between the two Koreas, and other boundaries in the Philippines, India, Myanmar, Japan, and the US.

February 3: Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheeff Auditorium (SAM).
All other lectures: Seattle University, Pigott Auditorium (PIGT)

Racism, Vulgar and Polite: The Discriminatory Inclusion of Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans during WWII
Takashi Fujitani, Professor in Asia-Pacific Studies and Professor of History, University of Toronto
PIGT

Historically, Koreans in the Japanese empire and Japanese in the US empire have suffered discrimination. But how did their respective positions change as a result of wartime mobilization and a global war for hegemony in the Asia-Pacific? In this talk, Fujitani offers a challenging reinterpretation of racism and its transformations on both sides of the Pacific.

About the Presenter

Takashi Fujitani is the Dr. David Chu Professor in Asia-Pacific Studies and Professor of History at the University of Toronto. He is the editor of Perilous Memories: The Asia Pacific War(s) (2001), and is the author of Race for Empire: Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans during World War II (2013), and Splendid Monarchy: Power and Pageantry in Modern Japan (UC Press).

Saturday University is held in partnership with the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies, Seattle University, and Elliott Bay Book Company.

OTHER LECTURES IN THIS SERIES

JAN 27

Partitioning Nature: The Indus Basin and the Creation of Pakistan
PIGT

FEB 3

DMZ Crossings: Performing Emotional Citizenship along the Korean Border
SAM

FEB 10

Humanizing the Inhuman: Photographing Duterte's Drug War in the Philippines
PIGT

FEB 17

>Racism, Vulgar and Polite: The Discriminatory Inclusion of Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans during WWII
PIGT

FEB 24

Rohingya: The World's Most Persecuted Minority
PIGT

MAR 3

“We Were Always Buddhist”: Caste Emancipation and Sexual Politics in South India
PIGT

QUESTIONS? CONTACT US

206.442.8480 [email protected]

Series tickets available to the public November 30.
Full series ticket: $60
SAM member series: $30
Individual lecture tickets at the door as available: $10, SAM members $5; free at the door for students with ID
Please arrive to your seat 10 minutes before the program starts or your seat may be released.
Photo courtesy of Takashi Fujitani