Saturday University with Takashi Fujitani

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

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.


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Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:00am
Seattle University - Pigott Auditorium
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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