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The Resource America's Asia : racial form and American literature, 1893-1945, Colleen Lye

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

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America's Asia : racial form and American literature, 1893-1945
Title
America's Asia
Title remainder
racial form and American literature, 1893-1945
Statement of responsibility
Colleen Lye
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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. From Progressive efforts to regulate corporate monopoly to New Deal contentions with the crisis of the Great Depression, a particular racial mode of social redress explains why turn-of-the-century radicals and reformers united around Asian exclusion and why Japanese American internment during World War II was a liberal initiative. This book examines the relationship between Jack London and leading Progressive George Kennan on U.S.-Japan relations, Frank Norris and AFL leader Samuel Gompers on cheap immigrant labor, Pearl S. Buck and journalist Edgar Snow on the Popular Front in China, and John Steinbeck and left intellectual Carey McWilliams on Japanese American internment
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lye, Colleen
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Asia
  • Asia
  • United States
  • Asian Americans in literature
  • Orientalism
  • Orientalism in literature
  • Asia in literature
  • Race in literature
Label
America's Asia : racial form and American literature, 1893-1945, Colleen Lye
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm54931601
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 342 p.
Isbn
9780691114194
Lccn
2004042066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780691114194
Label
America's Asia : racial form and American literature, 1893-1945, Colleen Lye
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm54931601
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 342 p.
Isbn
9780691114194
Lccn
2004042066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780691114194

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