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Joyce Chapman Lebra

Why I Write About Japan/India etc…

My interest in Japan stems from my childhood in Honolulu, at a time when Japanese-Americans were the largest ethnic group there. My interest in India dates from classes in Indian history in graduate school at Harvard. I have spent over ten years in Japan and over three in India researching historical topics that intrigue me ...

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What's New

"We Chose Colorado, Japanese American Voices" by Joyce Lebra. This book traces oral histories of Japanese immigrants who settled in Colorado, from the earliest pre-World War II arrivals and continuing to the present.

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The University of Colorado Norlin Library has opened an exhibit to honor the life and work of Joyce Lebra
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Solo Cooking For a Sustainable Planet

"Solo Cooking For a Sustainable Planet" by Boulder, Colorado author and chef Joyce Lebra is unique in that it combines cooking for one with a concern for the planet. The recipes are vegetarian and pescetarian, and are simple enough for the most reluctant cook to follow...

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Women Against The RAJ

Women Against the Raj; the Rani of Jhansi Regiment, is the history of the women's unit of the Indian National Army, fighting for Indian independence from Britain during World War II. Most of the the recruits were teenagers from Malayan rubber plantations who had never seen India, yet volunteered to fight and possibly die to liberate India ...

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The Scent of Sake

A 19th century Japanese woman who overcomes tremendous obstacles to build a sake empire and a family dynasty at a time when women were forbidden to do business. Coming in February, 2009!

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The Indian National Army and Japan

This is a reprint of Jungle Alliance; Japan and the Indian National Army, published in 1971 by the Asia/Pacific Press in Singapore. The study traces the origins of the Indian National Army in the imagination of Iwaichi Fujiwara, a young Japanese intelligence officer, and the relationship between the Imperial Japanese Army and the Indian National Army ...

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Cane Fires

Cane Fires is the shocking stoory of the murder of Hawaiians over land issues, based on actual murders. In this fictional version Lei Ferreira seeks to protect her Hawaiian heritage and family land against the machinations of a powerful sugar company. She is inspired by the words of activist George Helm who protests the suppression of Hawaiian culture and is thereafter lost mysteriously at sea. The sugar baron's son Mark Driscoll is caught between his father's nefarious plot to take the Ferreira land and his growing involvement with Lei. It seems that the Hawaiian Renaissance will be accompanied by bloodshed, as with the struggles of native peoples everywhere...

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