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Speaker on Japanese popular culture presents to campus

Dr. Akiko Hashimoto
10/20/2009 —
Teaching East Asia presents Dr. Akiko Hashimoto, who will speak on "Granny Mischief and Her Storied Accomplices: The Tales of Japanese Families in Newspaper Comics," on Tuesday October 20, 2009 at 12:15 p.m. in the Ostermayer Room, Student Community Center.

Akiko Hashimoto is an associate professor of sociology and Asian studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Hashimoto is now at work on projects on citizenship, cultural identity and national memory in postwar Japan, and heroes and villains of Japanese popular culture.

Her publications include Imagined Families, Lived Families: Culture and Kinship in Contemporary Japan (SUNY Press 2008, with J. Traphagan), The Gift of Generations: Japanese and American Perspectives on Aging and the Social Contract (Cambridge University Press 1996), and Family Support for the Elderly: The International Experience (Oxford University Press 1992).

Dr. Hashimoto was educated at the University of Hamburg, London School of Economics, and Yale University. Before her appointment at the University of Pittsburgh, she was Research Associate at the United Nations University in Tokyo. She is now at work on projects on citizenship, cultural identity and national memory in postwar Japan, and heroes and villains of Japanese popular culture.

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