Oberlin College and Conservatory

Inversion: Re-Interpreting the Japanese American Experience

Thursday, March 15 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Nancy Schrom Dye Lecture Hall, Science Center
119 Woodland Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Brian Masaru Hayashi, professor and chair of the Department of History at Kent State University, is the author of several books about Asian American history, including Democratizing the Enemy: Japanese American Internment and a forthcoming volume on Asian American spies for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II.

In this talk, Hayashi will offer a reevalution of the wartime incarceration of Japanese Americans and reexamine the decision by the U.S. government to establish internment camps.

This performance is part of the month-long series of events organized in conjunction with the public history exhibit, Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American World War II Experience, in the Richard D. Baron ’64 Art Gallery, from February 17-March 18, 2018. Public viewing hours are from 10am to 5pm, Saturdays, and from 12-5pm, Sundays.

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Academic, History, Sociology





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Renee Romano

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