USC Professor Emerita Charlotte Furth discusses her adventures in Beijing teaching young Chinese scholars about America.
Mariko Tamanoi is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles specializing in sociocultural anthropology, historical anthropology, political economy, gender studies and colonialism and nationalism in Japan and East Asia. She is also an affiliated faculty of the university's Center for the Study of Women and a member of the university's Center for Japanese Studies and Council on East Asian Studies. Professor Tamanoi received her Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University in 1982.
Professor Tamanoi's recent publications include: Dreaming Manchuria: Migration, Colonization, Repatriation and Nostalgia (under review); Crossed Histories: A New Approach to Manchuria in the Age of Empires Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press (2005); "Between Colonial Racism and Global Capitalism: The Japanese Repatriates from Northeast China since 1946" American Ethnologist 30:4:527-538 (2003); "A Road to a Redeemed Mankind: The Politics of Memory among the Former Peasant Settlers in Manchuria" South Atlantic Quarterly 99:1:143-71 (2001); "War Responsibility and Japanese Civilian Victims of Japanese Biological Warfare in China" Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 32:3:13-22 (2000) and "Knoledge, Power, and Racial Classficiations: The 'Japanese' in Manchuria" Journal of Asian Studies 59:2:248-76 (2000).
Celebrating the grand reopening of USC Pacific Asia Museum after a year of the seismic retrofit project, the museum will present an exhibit drawn from the museum’s extraordinary collection of over 2,700 costumes and textiles from China, Korea, Japan, India, the Himalayas and Southeast Asia.