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Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Works: 142 works in 188 publications in 1 language and 6,447 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Drama  Personal narratives  Film adaptations  Biography 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: E184.J3, 973.04956
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Japanese American history : an A-to-Z reference from 1868 to the present( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On June 19, 1868 a ship sailed into Honolulu harbor carrying 148 Japanese men, women and children. Contract laborers brought in to work American-owned Hawaiian sugar plantations, these were the first of over 300,000 immigrants from Japan who settled mostly in Hawaii and California between 1868 and 1924. Their American descendants today number over 750,000 and live in every state. Japanese Americans have played an important and largely unrecognized role in American history. Japanese American History is the first encyclopedic reference work documenting their story. The lack of an accurate historical interpretation of their experience has resulted in depictions of Japanese Americans that range from the blatantly racist ("yellow peril") to the patronizing ("model minority"). Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, other Americans became unwilling to distinguish them from the enemy, and as a result more than 120,000 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes to concentration camps - a mass internment that lasted three years. Only in the last 20 years has a more complete story begun to emerge. A new generation of scholars has focused on the experience of the Japanese Americans themselves. Using Japanese-language sources, oral histories and other previously neglected material, these scholars have illuminated the world of issei labor leaders, nisei soldiers, nikkei women writers and many others. Achievements and contributions by individuals in virtually every field are noted here. Japanese American History brings this material together for the first time, in an accessible and comprehensive reference format. There are four sections: a chronology of major events in Japanese American history in historical context; more than 400 A-to-Z entries on significant individuals, organizations, events and movements; a thorough bibliography including all major works on Japanese Americans; and an illuminating historical overview by Professor Gary Okihiro, a distinguished scholar of Japanese American history. More than 100 photos and drawings are also included, most never published before. Japanese American History has been produced with the guidance of leading scholars under the auspices of the Japanese American National Museum, the major repository of documentary material on Japanese American history. Opened in Los Angeles in the spring of 1992, its growing collections include artifacts, a still and motion picture archive, and an extensive library of books and papers
The sculpture of Ruth Asawa : contours in the air by Ruth Asawa( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scope and stature of Ruth Asawa's work are brought into brilliant focus in this superb book, created to accompany the first complete retrospective of the artist's career. Beginning with her earliest works--drawings and paintings created in the 1940s while studying at Black Mountain College--this beautifully illustrated volume traces Asawa's trajectory as a pioneering modernist sculptor who is recognized nationally for her wire sculpture, public commissions, and activism in education and the arts. The Sculpture of Ruth Asawa establishes the importance of Asawa's work within the larger national context of artists who redefined art as a way of thinking and acting in the world rather than as merely a stylistic practice. A chronology and a collection of essays by noted scholars highlight Asawa's complex relationship to American art and Asian American history and provide engrossing biographical information. In her lifelong experimentations with wire, especially its capacity to balance open and closed forms, Asawa invented a powerful new vocabulary. Committed to enhancing the quality of daily life through art produced within the home, she contributed a unique perspective to the formal explorations of twentieth-century abstract sculpture. Working in a variety of non-traditional media, Asawa performed a series of uncanny metamorphoses, leading viewers into a deeper awareness of natural forms by revealing their structural properties. Through her artistic practice, Asawa reconnects with the Buddhist ethos of her parents, transforming the commonplace into metaphors for life processes themselves. Essays by Daniell Cornell, Emily Doman, Mary Emma Harris, Karin Higa, Jacqueline Hoefer, John Kriedler, Susan Stauter, and Sally Woodbridge Copub: Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
One way or another : Asian American art now by N.Y.) Asia Institute (New York( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary Asian American artists--with a strong sense of being American and an acute critical consciousness of world matters--grapple with issues of identity in a way that sets them apart from their predecessors. Whereas many Asian American artists of a previous generation directly referred to an Asian sense of self in their works, it can be argued that younger Asian American artists only sometimes make reference to it or omit it entirely. This creatively designed book focuses on recent works by seventeen Asian American artists born in the late 1960s and 1970s--including Patty Chang, Kaz Oshiro, and Jean Shin--to explore this pivotal generation of artists, the prevalent themes in their art, and the different ways they configure identity in their work. One Way or Another features examples of painting, sculpture, and video and installation art--many previously unpublished--and includes essays that discuss the shifting meaning of Asian America over the last decade and address the issues of mixed heritage and the emergence of an evolving Asian American identity in an increasingly globalized society
Lost and found : reclaiming the Japanese American incarceration by Karen L Ishizuka( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining heartfelt stories with first-rate scholarship, "Lost and Found" reveals the complexities of a people reclaiming their own history. For decades, victims of the United States' mass incarceration of Americans of Japanese descent during World War II were kept from understanding their experience by governmental cover-ups, euphemisms, and societal silence. Indeed, the world as a whole knew little or nothing about this shamefully un-American event. The Japanese American National Museum mounted a critically acclaimed exhibition, "America's Concentration Camps: Remembering the Japanese American Experience," with the twin goals of educating the general public and engaging former inmates in coming to grips with and telling their own history. Author/curator Karen L. Ishizuka, a third-generation Japanese American, deftly blends official history with community memory to frame the historical moment of recovery within its cultural legacy. Detailing the interactive strategy that invited visitors to become part of this groundbreaking exhibition, Ishizuka narrates the processes of revelation and reclamation that unfolded as former internees and visitors alike confronted the experience of the internment camps. She also ponders how the dual act of recovering--and recovering from--history necessitates private and public mediation between remembering and forgetting, speaking out and remaining silent. By embedding personal words and images within a framework of public narrative, "Lost and Found" works toward reclaiming a painful past and provides new insights with richness and depth
The View from within : Japanese American art from the internment camps, 1942-1945 by Karin M Higa( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Sugimoto : painting an American experience by Kristine Kim( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Issei pioneers : Hawaii and the mainland, 1885 to 1924 by Akemi Kikumura-Yano( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanies the Museum's inaugural exhibit which focuses on the early immigration and settlement years of the first generation of Japanese immigrants in the United States
Bruce and Norman Yonemoto : memory, matter, and modern romance by Bruce Yonemoto( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Something strong within( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Something Strong Within is a new video production created for the exhibition, "America's Concentration Camps: Remembering the Japanese American Experience," featuring never-before-seen home movies of the forced removal and incarceration of Japanesse Americans during World War II
Living in color : the art of Hideo Date by Karin M Higa( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of the Wakatsuki family of Santa Monica, California, is told by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, who was seven years old when she and her family were taken by bus 250 miles to Camp Manzanar, near the High Sierras. The drama follows the family from their well-ordered, pleasant life in Santa Monica to the emotion-shattering experience of being uprooted and evacuated to camps
9066 to 9/11 America's concentration camps then ... and now?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the World War II-era treatment of Japanese Americans as seen through the contemporary lens of the post-9/11 world. As the U.S. government fights a "war on terrorism" its tactics and policies have caused concern for some Americans of Japanese descent, who were interned in concentration camps during WWII. No new concentration camps have materialized, but mass deportations and detentions, particularly of Arab and Muslim immigrants in America, have forced a comparison of the two experiences, revealing striking similarities
Executive Order 9066( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Executive Order 9066, an act of World War II wartime hysteria, ordered the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans, two thirds of whom were American citizens. This interactive CD-ROM chronicles the events leading up to and during the incarceration and its effects on those imprisoned, concluding with the government apology of 1988 and reparation payments in 1990. Its unique photographs, written testimonies, maps, chronology of events and extensive use of rare film footage and clandestine home movies shot by prisoners presents this tragic event from a variety of perspectives
REgenerations : oral history project : rebuilding Japanese American families, communities, and civil rights in the resettlement era( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than a game : sport in the Japanese American community( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Angeles's Boyle Heights( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looking like the enemy by Mary Matsuda Gruenewald( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American soldiers of Asian descent who fought in World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars share their personal experiences with prejudice and discrimination in the military
In this great land of freedom : the Japanese pioneers of Oregon by Lawson Fusao Inada( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving memories( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restored and edited home movies of Japanese American immigrants from the 1920s and 1930s
Toyo Miyatake infinite shades of gray( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having smuggled a lens and film holder into the Manzanar concentration camp during World War II, photographer Toyo Miyatake was the first to photograph them. Yet it was his little-known artistic pursuits before the war that honed his discerning eye. A penetrating portrait of his quest to capture the beauty and dignity of everyday life
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Japanese American history : an A-to-Z reference from 1868 to the present
Alternative Names
Japanese American National Museum

Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.

Zenbei Nikkeijin Hakubutsukan

Zenbei Nikkeijin Hakubutsukan (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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The sculpture of Ruth Asawa : contours in the airOne way or another : Asian American art nowLost and found : reclaiming the Japanese American incarcerationThe View from within : Japanese American art from the internment camps, 1942-1945Henry Sugimoto : painting an American experienceLiving in color : the art of Hideo DateLos Angeles's Boyle Heights