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Multiculturalism in Japan? Immigration, Citizenship and Nation in the Age of Globalization

Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary. The Stanford Humanities Center is located at 424 Santa Teresa Street.

Co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford Society of Fellows in Japanese Studies, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, and the Stanford Humanities Center

This one-day symposium brings together a group of leading Japan experts in the humanities and social science fields to discuss issues of citizenship, migration and multiculturalism in Japan. The symposium consists of two sessions; the first part focuses on the history of citizenship and migration during the lifespan of the Japanese Empire and beyond, while the second part concentrates on contemporary issues on the subject. By promoting an interdisciplinary dialogue between forward-looking historians and historically conscious social scientists, this symposium connects the prewar past with the postwar present, thus providing a comprehensive picture of immigration and citizenship in Japan.

PRESENTERS:
Toyomi Asano (Chukyo University, Japan)
Barbara Brooks (City University of New York)
Jun Uchida (Stanford University)
Lori Watt (Washington University, St. Louis)
Harumi Befu (Stanford University)
John Lie (University of California, Berkeley)
Kiyoteru Tsutsui (University of Michigan)
Keiko Yamanaka (University of California, Berkeley)

Organized by:
Hwaji Shin (FSI Japan Fund Fellow at Stanford and Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of San Francisco)
Matthew R. Augustine (Northeast Asian History Fellow at Stanford)

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Friday, April 23, 2010 | 10:00 am — 5:00 pm
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center.

Center for East Asian Studies
Shorenstein APARC
Stanford Humanities Center