Friday, April 17, 2020

Online discussion of Akira Yoshimura's Shipwrecks, April 23 with Asian Studies Center of Pitt.

The Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh will host an online discussion of Akira Yoshimura's Shipwrecks on April 23.
Shipwrecks by Akira Yoshimura explores the life of nine year-old Isaku, who lives in a poor fishing village in Japan. Aside from earning profits by distilling salt to nearby villages, Isaku's village sets fires with salt cauldrons to attract ships, which are then looted for food and valuables. One day, a ship washes ashore that carries unexpected cargo. Shipwrecks is Yoshimura's first novel translated to English.

Please join us on for an online lecture on Thursday, April 23 from 4:30 PM to 7 PM. For information, please email

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