Academic Lecture and Book Event

Come join us Academic Lecture and Book Event @ Kinokuniya Austin!

As part of the academic lecture and cultural series in 2018, JASGA and Kinokuniya will present short lecture and book event with Dr. Nancy Kinue Stalker, University Hawaii at Manoa on October 21, 2018.  She recently published two books entitled: 1) 'Devouring Japan: Global Perspectives on Japanese Culinary Identity'  and 2) 'Japan: History and Culture from Classical to Cool'   

The lecture and her book event will be held at Kinokuniya Austin

5:35-5:55pm  Talk & Q&A  'Japan: History and Culture from Classical to Cool'   
6:00-6:30pm  Book Signing 

About Nancy Kinue Stalker

Nancy Kinue Stalker, Ph.D
Associate Professor & Sen Sōshitsu Distinguished Chair Japan (20th century, Cultural and Gender)
Nancy K. Stalker received her Ph.D. in History and M.A. in East Asian Studies at Stanford University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University.  Before joining the faculty at UH, Professor Stalker taught at The University of Texas at Austin and she has also been a visiting professor in the History Department at UC Berkeley.
Her work centers on twentieth century culture in Japan, especially the commodification of practices and beliefs associated with traditional Japanese culture and the interpenetration of ideology, material culture, and the marketplace. In this vein, she has written articles in fields as diverse as popular religion, traditional arts and dietary regimes that examine how these areas intersect with larger constructs of historical modernity, including nationalism, imperialism, capitalism, and feminism.
She is the author of Prophet Motive: Deguchi Onisaburō, Oomoto and the Rise of a New Religion in Imperial Japan (University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2008, translated into Japanese as 出口王仁三郎 ~帝国の時代のカリスマ [Deguchi Onisaburō teikoku jidai no karisuma], Hara Shobo, 2009) and Japan: History and Culture from Classical to Cool (University of California Press, 2018).  She edited the forthcoming Devouring Japan: Global Perspectives on Japanese Culinary Identity (Oxford University Press, 2018). 
Professor Stalker is currently working a monograph on the growth and globalization of ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) in the twentieth century entitled Budding Fortunes: Ikebana as Art, Industry, and Cold War Culture.
This event is Free and Open to the Pubulic.
October 21st, 2018 5:00 PM   through   6:30 PM
6929 Airport Blvd #121,
Kinokuniya Austin
Austin, TX 78752
United States
Phone: 5126564731