USF Center for Asia Pacific Studies Summer Book Club 

Want to keep engaged with the Asia Pacific over the summer? Need suggestions for a good book to read? Want to discuss interesting topics with those who share your interest in the Asia Pacific? Join us at the end of May for our new Summer Book Club. We will provide the online link, the moderator, and the community, you provide the book. Read one book or all in the series. The choice is up to you. Space is limited so reserve your spot today!

Wed., June 3, 2020, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (revised date)

The Untold History of Ramen : How Political Crisis in Japan Spawned a Global Food Craze. By George Solt (2014).
Moderator: Christopher Laurent, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, USF Center for Asia Pacific Studies

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Wed., June 24, 2020, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Manchu Princess, Japanese Spy: The Story of Kawashima Yoshiko, the Cross-Dressing Spy Who Commanded Her Own Army. By Phyllis Birnbaum (2015).
Moderator: Melissa Dale, Ph.D., Executive Director and Associate Professor, Center for Asia Pacific Studies

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Wed., July 22, 2020, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

“Raise the Red Lantern” title novella in Raise the Red Lantern. By Su Tong.
Moderator: Wei Yang Menkus, Ph.D. Associate Professor; Program Director of Asian Studies and Program Coordinator for Minor in Chinese Studies

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Wed., August 12, 2020, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The Magical Language of Others: A Memoir. By E.J. Koh (2020).
Moderator: Genevieve Leung, Ph.D., Associate Professor; Academic Director of the MA in Asia Pacific Studies Program; Program Director of Asian Pacific American Studies and Critical Diversity Studies

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All of these books are available as e-books: The Untold History of Ramen and Manchu Princess from the USF Gleeson Library; “Raise the Red Lantern” from the Internet Archive; and The Magical Language of Others from the San Francisco Public Library