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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Table of Contents:
  • The minority which is not one
  • A genealogy of the "yellow peril" / Jack London, George Kenna, and the Russo-Japanese war
  • Meat versus rice / Frank Norris, Jack London, and the critique of monopoly capitalism
  • The end of Asian exclusion? / the specter of "cheap farmers" and alien land law fiction
  • A new deal for Asians / John Steinbeck, Carey McWilliams, and the liberalism of Japanese-American internment
  • One world / Pearl S. Buck, Edgar Snow, and John Steinbeck on Asian American character.