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​Sequestered to the Edge of the World: Dehumanization in the Japanese Internment Camps

Intern Intern - Friday, July 21, 2017

Detained throughout ten isolated “relocation centers”—a political euphemism for concentration camps—Japanese Americans were crowded into rickety wooden barracks amidst bleak deserts and inhospitable swamplands that offered little shelter from the harsh climates: the sweltering sun and frigid nights, the oppressive Arkansas humidity and turbulent Southwestern dust storms. Read More


The Mercury News interviews "The Little Exile" author Jeanette Arakawa

Intern Intern - Friday, July 21, 2017

In this Mercury News article, Jeanette Arakawa, author of The Little Exile, talks about her childhood experiences: being stigmatized after Pearl Harbor, the subsequent loss of her family's home and business, her time inside a Japanese American internment camp during WWII, and the impact this experience had on the rest of her life. Read More


Otakon welcomes writers Frederik L. Schodt and Roland Kelts

Intern Intern - Friday, July 21, 2017

The Baltimore anime convention Otakon has added writers Frederik L. Schodt and Roland Kelts to their lineup!  Read More


Photos of "The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga"

Intern Intern - Friday, July 14, 2017

The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga premiered in Palo Alto a couple days ago! The musical will play through August, so get your tickets before it's too late: http://ow.ly/Wdvh30cxrcw  Read More


Announcing Fall 2017 Books

Michael Palmer - Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Dear friends: We are happy to announce our forthcoming titles for Fall of 2017. Read More


Cha: An Asian Literary Journal reviews "Womansword" and "Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun"

Intern Intern - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal reviewed two of our newer titles–Womansword and Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun–delving into both books and culling out some very interesting observations. Much appreciated!  Read More


Memories of the Siege of Changchun: A “Forgotten” Travesty in Chinese History

Intern Intern - Friday, July 07, 2017
"The evening sun in Changchun was beautiful. A flaming, almost transparent red.
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​Kids' Book Buzz review of "Barbarians and the Birth of Chinese Identity"

Intern Intern - Friday, July 07, 2017

Kids' Book Buzz reviewed the third volume in our Understanding China Through Comics series, Barbarians and the Birth of Chinese Identity: The Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms to the Yuan Dynasty (907–1368), giving it 5 out of 5 stars! 
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The Japan Foundation Sydney Library review of "The Osamu Tezuka Story"

Intern Intern - Friday, July 07, 2017

The Japan Foundation Sydney Library just reviewed The Osamu Tezuka Story, providing some cultural insights into manga and Tezuka's impact along the way. Much appreciated! Read More


​Happy Tanabata: Festival of the Stars

Intern Intern - Friday, July 07, 2017

Happy Tanabata everyone! Read More


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