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Eika Tai

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
North Carolina State University
Box 8106 * Raleigh, NC27695-8106

Fax: 919-515-6981

Courses - Spring 2009

FLJ 402-001  TTH    11:45-1:00       WN 17
FL 295J-010  TTH    1:30-2:45         WN 17

Office - Withers 201
Office Hours - TTH 11:00-11:130

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Ph.D. Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley, 1993.

Publications (selected list)

2009  Hihanteki diasupora-ron to mainoriti (Critical Diaspora Studies and Minorities).

          Co-authored with Michihiko Noguchi and Kazuhiro Shima.

          Tokyo: Akashi Shoten.

2008  Multiethnic Japan and Nihonjin: Looking through Two Exhibitions in 2004 Osaka.

          In Japan’s Minorities: The Illusion of Homogeneity, the second edition, ed. Michael Weiner, 139-161.

          New York: Routledge.

2008   Festivals as Ritual Assertions for Sustaining Diaspora Communities: Comparing Cases in the USA and Japan.

           Obsidian 9(1): 107-123.

2007  Multicultural Education in Japan.

          Japan Focus (

2007  Korean Ethnic Education in Japanese Public Schools.
          Asian Ethnicity 8(1): 5-23.

2006  Korean Activism and Ethnicity in the Changing Ethnic Landscape of Urban Japan.
          Asian Studies Review 30: 41-58.

2005  Redefining Japan as “Multiethnic”: An Exhibition at the National Museum of Ethnology in Spring 2004.
          Museum Anthropology 28(2): 43-62.

2004  “Korean Japanese”: A New Identity Option for Resident Koreans in Japan.
          Critical Asian Studies 36(3): 355-382.

2003  Rethinking Culture, National Culture, and Japanese Culture.
          Japanese Language and Literature 37: 1-26.

1999  Kokugo (national language) and Colonial Education in Taiwan.
          positions: east asia cultures critique 7(2): 503-540.

1999  Tabunkashugi to Diasupora: Voices from San Francisco (Multiculturalism and Diaspora: Voices from San Francisco).
          Tokyo: Akashi Shoten.



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Last updated, Jan. 12, 2009.