Romance and the Yellow Peril

Romance and the Yellow Peril

Hollywood films about Asians and interracial sexuality are the focus of Gina Marchetti's provocative new work.

Author: Gina Marchetti

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520914627

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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Hollywood films about Asians and interracial sexuality are the focus of Gina Marchetti's provocative new work. While miscegenation might seem an unlikely theme for Hollywood, Marchetti shows how fantasy-dramas of interracial rape, lynching, tragic love, and model marriage are powerfully evident in American cinema. The author begins with a discussion of D. W. Griffith's Broken Blossoms, then considers later films such as Shanghai Express, Madame Butterfly, and the recurring geisha movies. She also includes some fascinating "forgotten" films that have been overlooked by critics until now. Marchetti brings the theoretical perspective of recent writing on race, ethnicity, and gender to her analyses of film and television and argues persuasively that these media help to perpetuate social and racial inequality in America. Noting how social norms and taboos have been simultaneously set and broken by Hollywood filmmakers, she discusses the "orientalist" tensions underlying the construction of American cultural identity. Her book will be certain to interest readers in film, Asian, women's, and cultural studies.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Yellow Peril

The Yellow Peril

In this book William F. Wu analyzes the growth and development of these literary attitudes and shows through plot dissection and colorful excerpts how writers perpetuated the Yellow Peril idea through the images they projected of Chinese ...

Author: William F. Wu

Publisher: Hamden, Conn. : Archon Books

ISBN: UOM:39015008597380

Category: Fiction

Page: 241

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From Jack London to the creators of Fu Manchu and Charlie Chan, many American authors (including such notables as Bret Harte and Ambrose Bierce) wrote about Chinese American characters as the spearhead of the "Yellow Peril" threat. As a literary theme, the fear of this threat focuses on specific issues, including possible military invasion, perceived competition to the white labor force from Asian workers, the alleged moral degeneracy of Asian people, and potential genetic mixing of Anglo-Saxons with Asians, who were considered biologically inferior. In this book William F. Wu analyzes the growth and development of these literary attitudes and shows through plot dissection and colorful excerpts how writers perpetuated the Yellow Peril idea through the images they projected of Chinese Americans.
Categories: Fiction

The Yellow Peril

The Yellow Peril

471. ...the phrase 'yellow peril'... On this phrase, see Michael Balfour, The Kaiser
and His Times (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1975), pp. 142–43 and 209–40;
Keevak, Becoming Yellow, pp. 124–44; Jenny Clegg, Fu Manchu and the 'Yellow
 ...

Author: Christopher Frayling

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500772287

Category: History

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A hundred years ago, the fictional evil genius called Dr Fu Manchu appeared, described as 'the yellow peril incarnate in one man'. Why did the idea that the Chinese were a threat to Western civilization develop at precisely the time when that country was in chaos, divided against itself, victim of successive famines and utterly incapable of being a 'peril' to anyone? In this gripping book, Sir Christopher Frayling assembles an astonishing diversity of evidence to show how deeply ingrained Chinaphobia became in the West - acutely relevant again in the new era of Chinese superpower. Along the way he talks to Edward Said, to the last Governor of Hong Kong, to movie stars and a host of others; he journeys through the opium dens of the 19th century with Dickens; takes us to the heart of popular culture in the music hall, pulp literature and the mass-market press; and shows how film amplifies our assumptions, demonstrating throughout how if we want to understand our deepest desires and fears we neglect the history of popular culture at our own peril. Christopher Frayling is a former rector of the Royal College of Art and a renowned cultural historian.
Categories: History

The Yellow Peril 1890 1924

The Yellow Peril  1890 1924

Author: Richard Austin Thompson

Publisher: Ayer Company Pub

ISBN: IND:30000007059607

Category: History

Page: 501

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Categories: History

The Yellow Peril in Action a Possible Chapter in History Dedicated to the Men Who Train and Direct the Men Behind the Guns

The Yellow Peril in Action  a Possible Chapter in History  Dedicated to the Men Who Train and Direct the Men Behind the Guns

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

Author: Marsden Manson

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 0342603825

Category:

Page: 32

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Yellow Peril

Yellow Peril

Tracing the history to the Enlightenment era, this eye-opening archive and modern analysis of the “yellow peril”--one of the most long-standing and pervasive racist ideas in Western culture--showcases a vast array of pop culture ...

Author: John Kuo Wei Tchen

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1781681236

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 206

Tracing the history to the Enlightenment era, this eye-opening archive and modern analysis of the “yellow peril”--one of the most long-standing and pervasive racist ideas in Western culture--showcases a vast array of pop culture ephemera from this critical historical formation. Original.
Categories: Social Science

China

China

Muirhead concludes that with the pressures brought upon the world by China's massive economic growth and pollution comes the risk of a revival of the Yellow Peril scare.

Author: Richard Muirhead

Publisher:

ISBN: 1905723431

Category: History

Page: 98

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Muirhead concludes that with the pressures brought upon the world by China's massive economic growth and pollution comes the risk of a revival of the Yellow Peril scare. He asserts there have been good imperialists and Victorians, and patriotic Chinese communists.
Categories: History

Yellow Perils

Yellow Perils

This interdisciplinary collection of original essays offers a broad view of the mechanics that underlie Yellow Peril discourse by looking at its cultural deployment and repercussions worldwide.

Author: Franck Billé

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824876012

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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China’s meteoric rise and ever expanding economic and cultural footprint have been accompanied by widespread global disquiet. Whether admiring or alarmist, media discourse and representations of China often tap into the myths and prejudices that emerged through specific historical encounters. These deeply embedded anxieties have shown great resilience, as in recent media treatments of SARS and the H5N1 virus, which echoed past beliefs connecting China and disease. Popular perceptions of Asia, too, continue to be framed by entrenched racial stereotypes: its people are unfathomable, exploitative, cunning, or excessively hardworking. This interdisciplinary collection of original essays offers a broad view of the mechanics that underlie Yellow Peril discourse by looking at its cultural deployment and repercussions worldwide. Building on the richly detailed historical studies already published in the context of the United States and Europe, contributors to Yellow Perils confront the phenomenon in Italy, Australia, South Africa, Nigeria, Mongolia, Hong Kong, and China itself. With chapters based on archival material and interviews, the collection supplements and often challenges superficial journalistic accounts and top-down studies by economists and political scientists. Yellow Peril narratives, contributors find, constitute cultural vectors of multiple kinds of anxieties, spanning the cultural, racial, political, and economic. Indeed, the emergence of the term “Yellow Peril” in such disparate contexts cannot be assumed to be singular, to refer to the same fears, or to revolve around the same stereotypes. The discourse, even when used in reference to a single country like China, is therefore inherently fractured and multiple. The term “Yellow Peril” may feel unpalatable and dated today, but the ethnographic, geographic, and historical breadth of this collection—experiences of Chinese migration and diaspora, historical reflections on the discourse of the Yellow Peril in China, and contemporary analyses of the global reverberations of China’s economic rise—offers a unique overview of the ways in which anti-Chinese narratives continue to play out in today’s world. This timely and provocative book will appeal to Chinese and Asian Studies scholars, but will also be highly relevant to historians and anthropologists working on diasporic communities and on ethnic formations both within and beyond Asia. Contributors: Christos Lynteris David Walker Kevin Carrico Magnus Fiskesjö Romain Dittgen Ross Anthony Xiaojian Zhao Yu Qiu
Categories: Social Science

The Yellow Peril

The Yellow Peril

The Yellow Peril provides considerable background information about Chinese immigration to Australia, but is mainly concerned with presenting a parade of Australian attitudes (usually fiercely racsist) towards Chinese and Japanese from the ...

Author: Bill Hornadge

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000065966

Category: Australia

Page: 110

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The Yellow Peril provides considerable background information about Chinese immigration to Australia, but is mainly concerned with presenting a parade of Australian attitudes (usually fiercely racsist) towards Chinese and Japanese from the middle of the 19th century through to mid 20th century.
Categories: Australia

The Yellow Peril Or The Orient Vs the Occident as Viewed by Modern Statesmen and Ancient Prophets

The Yellow Peril  Or  The Orient Vs  the Occident as Viewed by Modern Statesmen and Ancient Prophets

This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature.

Author: G. G. Rupert

Publisher: Alpha Edition

ISBN: 9353890071

Category: History

Page: 550

View: 181

This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this book in a print format as the same form as it was originally first published. Hence any marks or annotations seen are left intentionally to preserve its true nature.
Categories: History

The Yellow Peril

The Yellow Peril

Revilo P. Oliver's review of Japan and China and the menace they pose to the West.

Author: Revilo P. Oliver

Publisher:

ISBN: 1593640269

Category: Science

Page: 52

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Revilo P. Oliver's review of Japan and China and the menace they pose to the West.
Categories: Science

The Fear of Yellow Peril and the Emergence of European Federalist Movement

The Fear of  Yellow Peril  and the Emergence of European Federalist Movement

The term 'yellow peril' gave descriptive value to this anxiety. This essay argues that fear of the 'yellow peril' contributed to the emergence of the European federalist movement between the early 1900s and the 1930s.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1032133432

Category:

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ABSTRACT: As an outcome of the dialectical narrative of European superiority in the nineteenth century (expressed in racial terms), the military and economic development of Japan and China created anxieties that have been shown to have a place in the history of Europe from the 1890s to the late 1930s. The term 'yellow peril' gave descriptive value to this anxiety. This essay argues that fear of the 'yellow peril' contributed to the emergence of the European federalist movement between the early 1900s and the 1930s. Fear of the 'yellow peril' was not the only factor responsible for the emergence of federalist movements, but operated alongside numerous other influences and discourses, many of which historians have identified. My concentration on the 'yellow peril' is due to its complete neglect by historians to date.
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Fu Manchu and the Yellow Peril

Fu Manchu and the Yellow Peril

This book confounds these stereotypes and exposes the systematic nature of racist ideology through a critical analysis of the myth of the "Yellow Peril", epitomized by the character of Fu Manchu, the stereotypical Oriental master-villain ...

Author: Jenny Clegg

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 0948080973

Category: Education

Page: 58

View: 605

Chinese people are often portrayed in media and films as a closed, mysterious community, master-minded behind the scenes by cruel gangsters and drug barons. This book confounds these stereotypes and exposes the systematic nature of racist ideology through a critical analysis of the myth of the "Yellow Peril", epitomized by the character of Fu Manchu, the stereotypical Oriental master-villain popularized in fiction and film of the 1920s. The myth is contrasted with the real lives of the Chinese communities in Britain and the contextualized historical relations between Britain and China. The persistence of the underlying themes and images in popular culture has implications for the present-day Chinese in Britain.
Categories: Education

The Yellow Peril

The Yellow Peril

Author: Greenberry G. Rupert

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B42886

Category: Asia

Page: 526

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Categories: Asia

Red China

Red China

Author: Dan Gilbert

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:10827548

Category: Bible

Page: 30

View: 494

Categories: Bible

Yellow Peril a Collection of Historical Sources

Yellow Peril  a Collection of Historical Sources

- The second and the final part of the series which collects various primary-source materials selected from contemporary publications and historical documents related to the phenomenon of 'the Yellow Peril', which contributed to the ...

Author: Yorimitsu Hashimoto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 4861660335

Category: East Asia

Page: 2700

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- The second and the final part of the series which collects various primary-source materials selected from contemporary publications and historical documents related to the phenomenon of 'the Yellow Peril', which contributed to the consolidation of Western consciousness by invoking the menace of an awakening or aggressive Asia--China and Japan in particular--and the consequent decline of the West, racially, culturally, and militarily. - Following the first series which included facsimile reprints of nine popular works of fiction related to the Yellow Peril, the second series includes a total of forty historical documents, essays, and articles selected from contemporary publications. - The authors included are not only journalists or diplomats critical to Asian aggressiveness, but also writers like G. K. Chesterton and leading Japanologist scholars like B. H. Chamberlain and E. Bruce Mitford, as well as Kencho Suematz, a Japanese diplomat who corresponded with his Western counterpart. - Together with Series I, it provides an excellent overview on the cultural and historical relationship between the West and Asia.
Categories: East Asia

Yellow Peril

Yellow Peril

Two tragedies, the Chinese Massacre of 1871 and Child Prostitution, sum up the troubled -and toxic- relationship between the United States of America and China. A spirited, witty book that exposes many hidden, hideous truths.

Author: Patrizia Barrera

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 9785043339966

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Two tragedies, the Chinese Massacre of 1871 and Child Prostitution, sum up the troubled -and toxic- relationship between the United States of America and China. A spirited, witty book that exposes many hidden, hideous truths.
Categories: Fiction