2014 / USC Pacific Asia Museum to invite author of “Encyclopedia of Japanese Martial Arts” Aug 3 at 2pm

Forwarded for USC Pacific Asia Museum

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2014 at 2 pm

Authors on Asia

Dr. David A. Hall: Encyclopedia of Japanese Martial Arts

In his new book Dr. David A. Hall, one of today’s foremost authorities on the subject, offers fascinating information about every aspect of Japanese combative arts.

Combining years of hands-on experience in a wide variety of martial traditions, with an academic and religious background, Dr. Hall has produced an authoritative and entertaining work that shows how Japan’s warrior culture is “a rich tapestry of historical, social, religious and martial elements.”

Martial arts demonstrations included.  This will be Dr. Hall’s only speaking engagement in the area.

David A. Hall studied martial arts in Japan and continues to train and teach.

Hall is also an ordained Buddhist priest, and received a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies/Military History from UC Berkeley. He is the author of many published papers on both martial arts and Buddhist studies, and is currently a professor at Montgomery College in Maryland.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments. RSVP to the Museum Store, (626) 449-2742, ext. 20 or tailing.wong@pam.usc.edu

Authors on Asia programs are free for museum members, USC alumni, faculty, staff and students, and included with museum admission for all others, $10 general, $7 students and seniors.

Limited free parking is available in the museum lot, enter from Los Robles Ave.

USC Pacific Asia Museum is located at 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101.  Pacificasiamuseum.usc.edu