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November 2020

Online Event—Queer Compulsions: Love, Sex, and Scandal in Turn-of-the-Century Japanese America

November 8 @ 4:00 pm5:30 pm
CA United States
Seen and Unseen Queering JA History Before 1945 flyer with photos of three persons wearing suits.

ONLINE EVENT―As poet Yone Noguchi wrote letters of love to his “Daddy” Charles Warren Stoddard, Kosen Takahashi declared himself the “queerest Nipponese” to Blanche Partington. And, while Joaquin Miller most preferred Japanese “boys” to come live with him in the Oakland Hills, San Franciscans involved in a “fellatio ring” found each other in front of Japanese and Chinese storefronts. Join historian Amy Sueyoshi for a talk about how Issei (Japanese immigrants) forged queer love in the first two decades of…

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