On the Edge: Cultural Appropriation or Cultural Sharing?

Please join us for our upcoming BU Center for the Study of Asia symposium at Boston University:

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018  from 2:15-5:15 pm 
at 53 Bay State Road (near Kenmore Square), Boston University 
(Note the location, which is different from most BUCSA events)


Ian Condry “Wamono” Boom: Japanese hip-hop DJs discover their roots in local funk, soul and disco Professor of Japanese Culture and Media Studies at MIT. As an anthropologist, Condry studies cultural flow across borders (e.g., hip-hop, anime).

Sunanda K. Sanyal “Kimono Wednesdays”: Unpacking the Mechanics of Cultural Appropriation Professor of Art History & Critical Studies, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Sanyal focuses on the politics of representation and identity; and contemporary artists from former colonies in global discourses.

André de Quadros Stealing my Song: Exploring Narratives, Repertoires, Geographies Professor of Music at Boston University, de Quadros is a conductor, scholar, music educator, and human rights activist. His professional work has taken him to over forty countries.


Sarah Frederick, Associate Professor of Japanese and Comparative Literature, BU. Frederick specializes in 20th-century Japanese literature and history, relationships among mass media, modern literature, gender, and culture.

A reception will follow the presentations and discussion

Sponsored by the BU Center for the Study of Asia