Yamashita, Karen Tei

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YAMASHITA, Karen Tei

YAMASHITA, Karen Tei. American, b. 1951. Genres: Novels, Plays/ Screenplays. Career: Novelist, short story writer, and playwright. University of California, Santa Cruz, assistant professor, 1997-. Japanese American Internment Fellowship Award, panelist, 1994, and National Endowment for the Arts, panelist, 1995. Amerasia Journal, member of editorial board, 1994-. Publications: PLAYS & SCREENPLAYS: Omen: An American Kabuki, 1978; Hiroshima Tropical, 1984; (with K. Mayeda) Kusei: An Endangered Species (screenplay), 1986; Hannah Kusoh: An American Butoh (performance), 1989; Tokyo Carmen vs. L.A. Carmen (performance), 1990; GiLAwrecks (musical), 1992; Noh Bozos (performance), 1993. NOVELS: Through the Arc of the Rain Forest (novel), 1990; Brazil-Moru (novel), 1992; Tropic of Orange (novel), 1997. OTHER: Circle K Cycles, 2001 Author of many short stories. Address: University of California at Santa Cruz, Kresge College, Literature, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, U.S.A.

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