Feb
20
4:30 PM16:30

Yale University — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Internment”

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“American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Internment” by Duncan Williams followed by a book signing – presented by the Council on East Asian Studies; co-sponsored by Asian American Cultural Center, Department of Religious Studies, Yale Law School Legal History Forum

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Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

JCC Manhattan — Tricycle Magazine “Through a Buddhist Lens: Faith and Freedom in America” Lecture followed by a conversation with writer Pico Iyer

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Through a Buddhist Lens: Faith and Freedom in America”, Tricycle Magazine Conversation with Writer Pico Iyer 

Co-hosted by Tricycle Magazine and JCC Manhattan. Reception and book sales/signing will follow.

Tickets required - $20 with discount code: TRIKELIVE


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Feb
22
4:00 PM16:00

Harvard University — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII"

Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies Japan Forum Lecture Series. “American Sutra: Buddhism and the Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII” lecture with introduction by Helen Hardacre, Harvard Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society and discussant Diana L. Eck, Harvard Professor of Comparative Religions and Indian Studies. Reception and book sales/signing will follow.

This will take place at Belfer Case Study Room S020, Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South Building,

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Feb
23
2:00 PM14:00

Los Angeles Japanese American National Museum — “American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War”

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“American Sutra: Buddhism and the Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII” followed by a panel discussion with Brian Niiya (Director, Densho), Naomi Hirahara (award-winning author and historian), Valerie Matsumoto (UCLA Aratani Chair on the Japanese American Incarceration, Redress, and Community). Reception and book signing will follow. The event is free, and we recommend that you RSVP.

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Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

The Presidio — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the WII Japanese American Incarceration” and musical performance by No No Boy

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“American Sutra” presentation by Duncan Ryūken Williams and musical performance by No No Boy Program in conjunction with Presidio’s 2019 exhibit “Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II”. Book sales/signing will follow.

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Feb
25
4:00 PM16:00

UC Berkeley — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII”

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“American Sutra: Buddhism and the Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII” followed by panel discussion with Carolyn Chen, Associate Professor of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies and Mark Blum, Shinjo Ito Distinguished Chair in Japanese Buddhism. Reception and book sales/signing will follow. Presented by UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies. Co-sponsored by Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR) and Department of Ethnic Studies (Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program.

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Feb
28
3:00 PM15:00

Duke University — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration”

“American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration” Lecture. Introduced by Richard Jaffe (Director, Duke Asia Pacific Institute and Associate Professor of Religious Studies) with discussant Eric Muller (Dan K. Moore Distinguished Professor of Law, UNC Chapel Hill). Book sales/signing will follow. Sponsored by Duke University Asian American Studies Program, Asia/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI), Department of Religious Studies.

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Mar
31
1:00 PM13:00

San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin — “American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Internment”

“American Sutra: Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Internment” lecture followed by panel discussion with Rev. Gerald Sakamoto (SJBC) and Gordon Smith (Japanese American Museum of San Jose). Book sales/signing will follow. Presented by the San Jose Buddhist Church; co-sponsored by the Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj)

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Apr
25
2:45 PM14:45

Association of Asian American Studies (Madison) — Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration: A Roundtable Discussion of Duncan Williams’ “American Sutra”

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Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American Incarceration: A Roundtable Discussion of Duncan Williams’ “American Sutra” – with David Kyuman Kim (U-Connecticut), Funie Hsu (San Jose State University), Jane Iwamura (University of the West), Anne Blankenship (North Dakota State University) in conversation with the author.

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