2014 / USC Pacific Asia Museum to feature author of English “Tanka” book, Aug 24

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Zen Spaces, Japanese Martial Arts & Haiku

July & August AUTHORS ON ASIA programs at USC Pacific Asia Museum Focus on Japan

SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014 at 2 pm

Vinayak Bharne: Zen Spaces & Neon Places: Reflections on Japanese Architecture and Urbanism

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 2014 at 2 pm

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


SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014 at 2 pm

Poet Richard Gilbert: The Disjunctive Dragonfly, a New Approach to English-Language Haiku

In this important book, Gilbert demonstrates how experimentation in contemporary English-language haiku both connects and radically departs from 20th century conventions.

Gilbert was instrumental in the translation of 4 important works by Kaneko Tohta, universally regarded as one of the great poets of contemporary haiku, but whose work could rarely be found in English. The program is co-sponsored by the Haiku Study Group of Southern California.


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