New Wave

Table of Contents

Preface i
Introduction 1


Panel 1: Japanese American Studies in the Rearview Mirror

1. Universalism and Particularism in Asian American Studies: Towards a Historiography Lon Kurashige 21
2. Cultural Particularlism vs. Oppressors’ Universalism?: Comments on Kurashige’s Paper Yasuko Takezawa 37


Panel 2: Migrating to and from Japan

3. Writing Between Two Nations: Okina Kyu(^)in `s Sokoku ni Kaeru Ki or A Record on Returning Home Kristina Vassil 45
4. Once and Again: Japanese Americans Return to Japan Preliminary Findings Art Nomura 53
5. Crossing National Boundaries and the Color Line: A Contrastive Study of Houston’s Tea with Ariyoshi’s Hishoku Kyoto Nozaki 57


Panel 3: Conceptualizing ‘Race’ and ‘Community’ in the United States

6. Placing the Japanese Immigrant Community in the Time-Space of Early Twentieth-Century American West: The Nexus between the Japanese Association and the Local Economy Hiroshi Yoneyama 67
7. Ethno-racial Formation of Japanese Immigrant Community in Los Angeles: A Sociological Perspective Fuminori Minamikawa 79
8. Comments Ryo Yoshida 79