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The Asian mystique : dragon ladies, geisha girls, & our fantasies of the exotic Orient

Author: Sheridan Prasso
Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Uses interviews, media, reportage, and secondary sources to explore the historical and pop cultural roots of Western images of Asian women.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sheridan Prasso
ISBN: 1586482149 9781586482145
OCLC Number: 57652235
Description: xvii, 437 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1. The Asian mystique. Mystery, sex, fear, and desire: a brief history --
Hollywood, Burbank, and the resulting imaginings --
Matters of men and country: the unbearable lightness of being portrayed --
"Race-sim," fetish, and fever --
Part 2. Ten people, ten colors. The real memoirs of geisha --
The other side of Miss Saigon --
Glamour of the skies, sorority of service --
Screwing, getting screwed, and getting ahead --
Who's playing whom --
China doll, dragon lady --
Power women --
Epilogue: Demand creates supply.
Responsibility: Sheridan Prasso.
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A prize-winning journalist and Asia expert issues a provocative critique of the West's eroticised illusions about Asia and how profoundly they colour our social, cultural, business, personal and  Read more...

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