America's Asia : racial form and American literature, 1893-1945 /

What explains the perception of Asians both as economic exemplars and as threats? America's Asia explores a discursive tradition that affiliates the East with modern efficiency, in contrast to more familiar primitivist forms of Orientalism. Colleen Lye traces the American stereotype of Asians a...

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Main Author: Lye, Colleen, 1967-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2005.
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Online Access:Available via JSTOR
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Summary:What explains the perception of Asians both as economic exemplars and as threats? America's Asia explores a discursive tradition that affiliates the East with modern efficiency, in contrast to more familiar primitivist forms of Orientalism. Colleen Lye traces the American stereotype of Asians as a "model minority" or a "yellow peril"--Two aspects of what she calls "Asiatic racial form"--to emergent responses to globalization beginning in California in the late nineteenth century, when industrialization proceeded in tandem with the nation's neocolonial expansion beyond its continental frontier.
Physical Description:1 online resource (x, 342 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-328) and index.
ISBN:9781400826438
1400826438
9780691114187
0691114188
9780691114194
0691114196