Book Talk by Duncan Williams – “American Sutra” depicting the Japanese American Buddhists experience in the WWII incarceration camps at USC campus, Feb. 26, 6:00 – 8:15PM

University of Southern California

American SutraTalk by Duncan Williams in Conversation with Varun Soni
Tuesday, February 26, 2019,  6:00PM – 8:15PM
The Fishbowl, University of Southern California


Duncan Williams will speak about his new book American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom During the Second World War (Harvard University Press, Feb. 2019) on the Japanese American Buddhist experience in the WWII incarceration camps.

He will explore questions of faith, identity and resilience in the face of dislocation, loss and uncertainty.

Following his presentation, Williams will be in conversation with USC Dean of Religious Life and Vice-Provost, Varun Soni, to discuss how the past might inform the current national conversations about race, religion and American belonging.

This event is presented by the USC East Asian Studies Center and co-sponsored by the Office of Religious Life, School of Religion and Shinso Ito Center for Japanese Religions and Culture

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