Lily Anne Welty Tamai, “Mixed-Race Black Identities in Postwar Japan and Okinawa”

Flyer for Zoom talk for Mixed Race Black Identities in Post-War Japan and Okinawa on 5/19/21 for 4PM to 5:30PM

The East Asia Center welcomes UCSB History alumna Dr. Lily Anne Welty Tamai (Asian American Studies, UCLA) for a talk on “Mixed-Race Black Identities in Postwar Japan and Okinawa.” Mixed-race people born at the end of World War II made history quietly with their families and their communities. Wars and the military occupations that followed, coupled with increased migration across […]

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History Associates: Luke Roberts, “A Samurai Wife Divorces her Lout of a Husband”

Luke Roberts on a bicycle in front of a field and a building

Join the History Associates for an engaging presentation from UCSB History Professor Luke Roberts on a specific case that influenced gender roles in 19th-century Japan. Zoom link: Mori Nao, a young samurai wife in Japan, desired a divorce from her abusive husband in 1824. Legally a man could divorce his wife but a wife could not divorce her husband. […]

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Conference: Realisms in East Asian Performing Arts

Flyer for online conference for Realisms in East Asian Performing Arts on 10/1-3/20

Realisms in East Asian Performing Arts proposes new considerations of realism on stage. Since its association with 19th-century innovations in European and American drama, theatrical realism has largely remained limited to Euro-American definitions. We explore conventions of realism in culturally-specific locations and times across East Asia, articulating alternative histories of realism that extend from the premodern into the present. Through […]

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