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DUQ Reads 2017: When the Emperor Was Divine: Videos & Podcasts

The San Francisco Examiner, February 1942. This image is within the Public Domain.



 

Julie Otsuka sat down with the National Endowment for the Arts for a recording of their Art Works Podcast series. She discusses her novel and the influence of her family's history with the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II.
 




 

George Takei discusses his new American musical "Allegiance," a depiction of the internment of Japanese-American citizens during World War II, and his childhood experience in the internment camps, the inspiration for the Broadway show.
 




 

Howard County Poetry & Literature Society hosts writer Gene Oishi and novelist Julie Otsuka to talk about her novel. The two discuss the secrecy and the anger surrounding the internment. Otsuka reads from the final chapter of the book, and explains its tone.
 




 

Derek Chang, a Cornell associate professor in the Department of History and Asian American Studies, gave 1 of the 3 "Cornell Contexts" lectures based on Julie Otsuka's novel "When the Emperor Was Divine," the 2013 New Student Reading Project book.