Talk, Q&A and Signing by Nancy Stalker
Come join a talk, Q&A and signing event at Kinokuniya Austin! As part of the academic lecture and cultural series in 2018, JASGA and Kinokuniya will host a short lecture and book signing event with Dr. Nancy Kinue Stalker of University of Hawaii at Manoa. She recently published two books on Japanese culture: Devouring Japan: Global Perspectives on Japanese Culinary Identity and Japan: History and Culture from Classical to Cool.
5:05-5:25pm Talk & Q&A: Devouring Japan: Global Perspectives on Japanese Culinary Identity
5:35-5:55pm Talk & Q&A: Japan: History and Culture from Classical to Cool
6:00-6:30 pm Book Signing
About Nancy K. Stalker
Nancy K. Stalker received her Ph.D. in History and M.A. in East Asian Studies at Stanford University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University. Before joining the faculty at UH, Professor Stalker taught at The University of Texas at Austin and she has also been a visiting professor in the History Department at UC Berkeley.
Her work centers on twentieth century culture in Japan, especially the commodification of practices and beliefs associated with traditional Japanese culture and the interpenetration of ideology, material culture, and the marketplace. In this vein, she has written articles in fields as diverse as popular religion, traditional arts and dietary regimes that examine how these areas intersect with larger constructs of historical modernity, including nationalism, imperialism, capitalism, and feminism.
She is the author of Prophet Motive: Deguchi Onisaburō, Oomoto and the Rise of a New Religion in Imperial Japan (University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2008, translated into Japanese as Deguchi Onisaburō teikoku jidai no karisuma, Hara Shobo, 2009) and Japan: History and Culture from Classical to Cool (University of California Press, 2018). She edited the forthcoming Devouring Japan: Global Perspectives on Japanese Culinary Identity (Oxford University Press, 2018). Professor Stalker is currently working a monograph on the growth and globalization of ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) in the twentieth century entitled Budding Fortunes: Ikebana as Art, Industry, and Cold War Culture.