The Japanese Brazilian novel and the role of emigration in prewar imperial expansionism

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Information about the Guest Speaker, Ignacio López-Calvo: 

University of California Merced Presidential Chair in the Humanities Ignacio López-Calvo has written three books dealing with the first of these topics and three with the second. While in 2008 Imaging the Chinese in Cuban Literature and Culture (U.P. of Florida) entered a virtually new subfield, there is now much more interest in the topic. Besides the three single-authored books on this topic (the other two are The Affinity of the Eye: Writing Nikkei in Peru [U. of Arizona P., 2013] and Dragons in the Land of the Condor: Writing Tusán in Peru [U of Arizona P, 2014]), he has also edited three volumes on Orientalism and East-West cross-cultural relations. His work has evolved to include the self-representation of both the Chinese and Japanese in Brazil. He will speak on the Japanese Brazilian novel, which represents the largest Japanese community outside Japan, and its authorsreevaluation of projects to build a new Japan.

Thursday, April 7 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

University Hall, 1005
1402 10th Ave S, Birmingham, Alabama 35294

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Arts & Culture

Target Audience

Current Students, Faculty & Staff



Department of World Languages and Literatures
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