Orientals: Asian Americans in Popular Culture

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Temple University Press, 1999 - Asian Americans in popular culture - 271 pages
 

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Lee (American civilization, Brown Univ.) presents six images of "the Oriental": pollutant of white culture, coolie laborer, effeminate deviant, yellow peril threat, model minority, and gook. Lee ... Read full review

Contents

Yellowface
1
The Heathen Chinee on Gods Free Soil
15
The Coolie and the Making of the White Working Class
51
The Third Sex
83
Inner Dikes and Barred Zones
106
The Cold War Origins of the Model Minority Myth
145
The Model Minority as Gook
180
After LA
204
Disobedient Citizenship Deconstructing the Oriental
223
Notes
233
Index
257
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