Japanese pop culture

A guide to Chico State’s Shojo Manga events

The Power of Japanese Visual Pop Culture: Manga and Comic Markets
Reception for opening symposium and exhibition with Penn State University professor Brent Wilson, “first American researcher of Japanese manga,” according to Toku; girl comics writer and researcher Trina Robbins; and manga researcher, writer and translator Frederik Schodt, “the first guy who introduced Japanese manga to the United States.” Includes free food and music. Thurs., Nov. 10, 5 p.m. BMU Auditorium.

Shojo Manga Power! Girl Comics from Japan
Art exhibit runs through Nov. 18 in University Art Gallery in Taylor Hall, and Nov. 8-Dec. 14 in Humanities Center Gallery.

Tradition/ Innovation: Ukiyo, Shin Hanga and Sosaku Hanga Japanese Prints
Show runs Nov. 7-Dec.14 in Janet Turner Print Museum.

The World of Shojo Manga
Lecture with Tomoko Yamada, curator, Kawasaki City Museum, “the first museum which collected manga from around the world.” Fri., Nov. 11, 2-3 p.m. Humanities Center Gallery.

Howl’s Moving Castle (2005)
Japanese Anime by director Hayao Miyazaki, and lecture on “The Role of Girls in Miyazaki’s Films” by Marc Hairston, University of Texas, Dallas. Tues., Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., Ayres 106.

The Power of Girl Comics: What Can Shojo Manga Tell You?
Closing Symposium with guest speakers: Keiko Takemiya, “first woman who wrote yaoi ['boy’s love'] theme in women’s manga” and Yukari Fujimoto, editor of major publication company Chikuma Shobo, Ltd. Wed., Dec. 7:30 p.m. (reception, 9 p.m.) Humanities Center Gallery.

All events are free and open to the public. More info: www.csuchico.edu/~mtoku/vc.