January 27, 2015/ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
UCLA Haines Hall Room 39 Film Screening: "A Home Within Foreign Borders"
New Visions of Japan Series
Introduction by professor Keijiro Suga, Meiji University
Directed by Keiko Ogawa
Subtitled in English
Renowned Japanese poet Suga Keijiro will present his film on Hideo Levy. Born in California, Levy is the first Westerner to write literature in the Japanese language. With a Jewish father and a Polish mother, Levy spent his early childhood in Taiwan and Hong Kong. At the time he published his debut novel in 1987, he was already well-known for his English rendering of Japan's earliest imperial poetry anthology, Man'Yoshu (The Ten Thousand Leaves, 1981), for which he won the national Book Award for Translation. "A Home Within Foreign Borders" follows Hideo Levy as he returns to Taichung, Taiwan for the first time in half a century.
Free and open to the public
Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, Japan Foundation