Thick Description presents Under Western Eyes
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Under Western Eyes
In Amano's play, a racist political opponent of the Asian American community is assassinated by a terrorist's bomb, and progressive activists applaud the act. Conrad's Razumov becomes Asian American Philosophy graduate student Razuo, who turns in the assassin (an Asian American activist and fellow student) to the police leading to the assassin's death. Razuo is mistakenly honored by the radical activist community as a collaborator. He must decide whether to assume the false role of collaborator or to face the social and personal consequences of his betrayal. Amano's Under Western Eyes will explore the quintessentially American dilemma of balancing the pressures of one's ethnic culture against the drive for personal success and fulfillment in a multicultural society.
Saxophonist/flutist Francis Wong has been a part of almost every major development in Asian American Creative Music in the last 12 years, beginning with his debut on pianist Jon Jang's groundbreaking recording Are You Chinese or Charlie Chan? (1984). His work is well documented, having been a part of 24 creative music recordings, including works by Jang, L.A. based pianist Glenn Horiuchi and his own groups. He has also had the opportunity to perform with jazz luminaries George Lewis, John Tchicai, James Newton, Joseph Jarman and
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