Dr. Jon Okamura Revisits Japanese American Experiences in Hawai‘i in Ethnic Studies Talk

Okamura@EthnicStudiesAUTHOR EVENT


UH Mānoa professor Jonathan Okamura will speak today, September 30, 3:00–4:15 p.m. at George Hall 301, as part of the Department of Ethnic Studies Fall Colloquium series. He will address select topics from his new book, From Race to Ethnicity: Interpreting Japanese Experiences in Hawai‘i and its relevancy to the most recent primary election.

 


2014 | 248 pages
Cloth | ISBN 978-0-8248-3950-5 | $42.00
Race and Ethnicity in Hawai‘i

National cinema and utopic vision in Chinese film

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NEW RELEASE | First in Paper


Remaking Chinese Cinema: Through the Prism of Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Hollywood
written by Yiman Wang

2013 | 232 pages
Paper | ISBN 978-0-8248-5107-1 | $27.00
Cloth | ISBN 978-0-8248-3607-8 | $49.00
Critical Interventions

“Yiman Wang establishes new paradigms for studying Chinese cinema. Tracing how films were adapted and remade across borders from the 1930s to the present, the book demonstrates the strong bonds among film industries in the Pacific rim, and especially among Chinese-speaking countries. Wang contributes to the cutting-edge field of Sinophone studies, which challenges the notion of cinemas defined by the nation-state. Wang brings rare expertise as she straddles China studies and film studies, drawing on theories of national formation and film reception. The book relies on rich archival research in China, Hong Kong, and the U.S. and should be read by all interested in the transnational circulation of words and images.” —Yomi Braester, University of Washington

Susan Scott Signs Call Me Captain before Another Sailing Adventure

NEW RELEASE and AUTHOR EVENT


Honolulu Star-Advertiser “Ocean Watch” columnist Susan Scott will appear at BookEnds in Kailua on Saturday, September 27, noon to 1:00 p.m., to sign her newest book, Call Me Captain: A Memoir of a Woman at Sea. This will be a good time to catch her before she leaves a few days later on a sail from New Caledonia to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, then on to Palau to lead a snorkeling and natural history tour for the Oceanic Society. She’ll return to Hawai‘i in mid-November for the holidays and new year, with a West Coast book tour to follow in February.

Quite different from Susan’s previous guidebooks on Hawai‘i’s marine life, Call Me Captain is a tale of self-discovery when she faces a turning point in her life and marriage and decides to leave everything behind to sail to Palmyra Atoll to work as a volunteer biologist. Follow Susan as she writes about swimming with manta rays, kayaking with sharks, and sailing with whales and dolphins. Her memoir is a romance, a harrowing sea tale, and a personal account of nature’s power to put life in perspective.


Call Me Captain: A Memoir of a Woman at Sea
Susan Scott
2014 | 336 pages | A Latitude 20 Book
Paper | ISBN: 978-0-8248-3981-9 | $19.99

The Value of Hawaii 2 kicks off monthly literary series at UH West ‘Oahu

EVENT


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Reading and Talk Story Session featuring Consuelo Agarpao Gouveia, Sania Fa‘amaile Betty P. Ickes, Dawn Mahi, Cheryse Julitta Kauikeolani Sana, and Aiko Yamashiro.

Thursday, September 25, 2014
1:45 – 3:30 pm
University of Hawaiʻi West Oʻahu Library

ʻUluʻulu Exhibition Space

This FREE event will inaugurate the UH West Oʻahu Library’s monthly literary series featuring role models from Hawaiʻi communities in inspiring and accessible talk story sessions. Light snacks will be provided. Students of all ages are encouraged to come!


The Value of Hawai‘i 2: Ancestral Roots, Oceanic Visions

edited by Aiko Yamashiro and Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘opua

2014 | 322 pages | 20 illustrations
Paper | ISBN: 978-0-8248-3975-8

Fighting in Paradise Author Gerald Horne Headlines Third Annual LaborFest Hawai‘i


FREE PUBLIC EVENT


University of Houston historian Dr. Gerald Horne, author of Fighting in Paradise: Labor Unions, Racism, and Communists in the Making of Modern Hawai‘i will lead off the Third Annual LaborFest Hawai‘i held this Friday, September 19, starting at 6:00 p.m. at ARTS at Marks Garage. The gathering will bring together scholars, workers (both union and non-union), organizers, and interested individuals to offer multiple perspectives of working-class culture and celebrate Hawai‘i’s important labor history.

Dr. Horne’s talk will be followed by that of labor journalist/lawyer Steve Early and a panel discussion. Panelists include:

  • William Puette, faculty director of UH West O‘ahu’s Center for Labor Education & Research;
  • Jonathan Dial, Graduate Student Organization advocacy chair;
  • Jim Dator, professor and director of the Hawai‘i Research Center for Futures Studies, UHM Department of Political Science;
  • Susan Schultz, professor of English, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Agenda:
6:00 – 6:30 Reception, pupu and music
6:30 – 7:00 Professor Gerald Horne presentation
7:00 – 7:30 Steve Early presentation
7:30 – 8:00 Panel of students, adjunct faculty, professors, teachers and other public workers respond.
8:00 – 8:30 Ray Catania and Bart Dame discuss the fight for a raise in the minimum wage.
8:30 Audience discussion plus resolutions and feedback for the 4th Annual LaborFest Hawaii.

The event is free and open to the public. There will also be a cash bar at the event.