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Hollywood and Japanese Cinema post-WWII topic for BYU lecture March 6

Hiroshi Kitamura, associate professor of history at the College of William and Mary, will discuss "Renewed Intimacies: Hollywood and Japanese Cinema from the Occupation to the 1960s" Tuesday, March 6, at 4 p.m. in 238 Herald R. Clark Building at Brigham Young University.

Kitamura teaches classes on U.S. foreign relations, global U.S. history, the nuclear world and Cold War international relations. He is also the faculty advisor for Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society, a co-director of the East Asian studies program and an active contributor to the American studies and international relations programs.

His publications include "Screening Enlightenment: Hollywood and the Cultural Reconstruction of Defeated Japan" (2010), which explores Hollywood's hegemonic influence on and interactive relationship with Japan after World War II.

He came to the United States in 1991 and received a bachelor's degree in American studies from Carleton College (1995) and a master's degree (1997) and a doctorate in U.S. cultural/international history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2004).

This lecture will be archived at kennedy.byu.edu/archive. For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or lee_simons@byu.edu.

Writer: Lee Simons

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