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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, 2006. ©2006
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A prize-winning journalist and Asia expert issues a provocative critique of the West's eroticized illusions about Asia and how profoundly they color our social, cultural, business, personal, and political interactions.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Prasso, Sheridan.
Asian mystique : dragon ladies, geisha girls, & our fantasies of the exotic Orient.
New York : Public Affairs, ©2006
xvii, 437 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sheridan Prasso
ISBN: 9780786736324 0786736321 1322482152 9781322482156
OCLC Number: 903959965
Description: 1 online resource (463 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction ; PART ONE: The Asian Mystique ; The Asian Mystique; Mystery, Sex, Fear, and Desire: A Brief History ; Hollywood, Burbank, and the Resulting Imaginings; Matters of Men and Country: The Incredible Lightness of Being Portrayed ; ""Race-ism, "" Fetish, and Fever ; PART TWO: Ten People, Ten Colors ; 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. AcknowledgmentsNotes; Selected Bibliography; Index.
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"...a compelling study of Occidental misperceptions about Asia." Los Angeles Times "Valuable as a study of manufactured imagery and the racism that comes with and of it." Kirkus Reviews"

 
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