Frederik L. Schodt Book Signings

Author Frederik L. Schodt to speak, sign books at events in early 2006

Frederik L. Schodt, author of several Stone Bridge Press titles such as 'Dreamland Japan,' 'American and the Four Japans,' 'Native American in the Land of the Shogun,' along with translator of 'The Four Immigrants Manga' and 'Mobile Suit Gundam,' will be speaking and signing copies of his books at a number of events in the upcoming months.

February 17

Mr. Schodt will speak on "The Manga Way" at a symposium called "Marauding Rabbits, Starry-Eyed Girls, Battling Boys, 'Ordinary Ladies': Japanese (American) Manga in Review." Also speaking is Stan Sakai, Kinko Ito, and Matthew A. Thorn. This event runs all afternoon in room Hahn 101 at Pomona College in Claremont, CA. Please contact Professor Lynne Miyake at 909-621-8931 for more information.

February 22-24

Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA will host Mr. Schodt for three days to discuss learning Japanese, manga in the US, and the story behind 'The Four Immigrants Manga.' The manga in the US topic will be open to the public. Find more information at

March 9-13

One of the themes of the Honolulu Festival will be Ranald MacDonald, Mr. Schodt's subject in 'Native American in the Land of the Shogun.' Mr. Schodt will be participating in a seminar about the explorer on March 11. More information about the Honolulu Festival can be found at

March 20

The Asiatic Society of Japan in Tokyo has invited Mr. Schodt to speak about Ranald MacDonald and the adventures of this man who snuck into Japan when it was completely shut off from foreigners. Find more information at

One can only wonder how many frequent flyer points Mr. Schodt will be earning! To celebrate this tour, Stone Bridge Press has named 'Native American in the Land of the Shogun' as this month's 'Win this Book,' the deadline to which will be extended to late March. Just visit the Stone Bridge Press website or blog to enter:

Book links to Frederik L. Schodt's books with Stone Bridge Press:

Dreamland Japan: Writings on Modern Manga

American and the Four Japans: Friend, Foe, Model, Mirror

Native American in the Land of the Shogun: Ranald MacDonald and the
Opening of Japan

The Four Immigrants Manga: A Japanese Experience in San Francisco, 1904-1922

Mobile Suit Gundam: Awakening, Escalation, Confrontation

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