ICAS Event: Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu on "A Celtic Samurai: A Storytelling of a Boy’s Transcultural Journey Searching for Shamrocks in Zen Gardens"

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
7:00 p.m. (Talk will start at 7:30 p.m.)
TUJ Azabu Hall 212 (Access)
Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu
Kyle Cleveland
Open to general public.
You can purchase a bento and drinks at the convenience store next to the university.
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Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu will give a storytelling of his life between Japan and America. He narrates his childhood adventures in the U.S. as the son of a Japanese immigrant mother and American-born Irish father navigating racial, cultural, and national borderworlds. The stories highlight political, social, legal, and psychological issues in transnational and multiethnic lives. A former professor at TUJ and the University of Tokyo, Murphy-Shigematsu now teaches at Stanford University in Asian American Studies. He received a doctorate from Harvard in psychology, was a Fulbright scholar, and is the author of Multicultural Encounters, Amerasian Children, and Transcultural Japan.

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