The Four Immigrants Manga: How a Japanese Fine Artist Leapt Across Cultures With a Comic Book in 1931 (Virtual Event)

November 4, 2020 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama, Manga yonin shosei (Kiyama Yoshitaka gashitsu, 1931)

Join the University Libraries International and Area Studies Department for the next event in the Global Comics Series. Frederik L. Schodt, award-winning author of numerous non-fiction books on the convergence of Japanese and American cultures, will present a heavily illustrated talk examining the development of comics in Japan and the life and pioneering work of Japanese comic artist Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama.

The Global Comics Series is a lecture series on global comics scholarship. In this series, scholars present on transnational issues from distinct area studies’ regional perspectives. Topics include global comic scholarship on immigration/migration, nationalism, identity and culture, feminism, political censorship, technology disruption and more. These lectures are free and open to the public.

The series is presented by The Ohio State University’s Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Slavic and East European Studies and East Asian Studies Center, with funds from the U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant, the Area Studies Department, University Libraries, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum and Asian American Studies.



Please note that this event will not be recorded for later viewing.

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please email as soon as possible. Requests made a week prior to the program will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.



Photo of Ann Marie Davis Ann Marie Davis
Japanese Studies Librarian