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WGSS International Adoption
Event Type:Lecture
Location:Hall of Nations, 1300 Centennial Hall
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
4:00 PM
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Mahruq Khan
In this talk, Dr. Sara Docan-Morgan will discuss difficulties faced by Koreans adopted by white American parents and how narratives of cultural forms such as Miss Saigon and its predecessor Madame Butterfly exacerbate and perpetuate their pain and alienation. Dr. Gerald Iguchi will discuss a long history of the Orientalist, imperialist, and racial commonsense presentation in and perpetuated by the aestheticized racism of these same cultural forms. The idea for this presentation arose out of protests against the October 2013 theatrical runs of Miss Saigon at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, MN. Both Docan-Morgan and Iguchi are themselves products of inter-ethnic, inter-"racial" adoption. 
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