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Becoming yellow : a short history of racial thinking

Author: Michael Keevak
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
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Explores the notion of yellowness and shows that this label originated not in early travel texts or objective descriptions, but in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century scientific discourses on  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Keevak
ISBN: 9780691140315 0691140316
OCLC Number: 679940690
Description: viii, 219 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: No longer white: the nineteenth-century invention of yellowness --
Before they were yellow: east Asians in early travel and missionary reports --
Taxonomies of yellow: Linnaeus, Blumenbach, and the making of a "Mongolian" race in the eighteenth century --
Nineteenth-century anthropology and the measurement of "Mongolian" skin color --
East Asian bodies in nineteenth-century medicine: the Mongolian eye, the Mongolian spot, and "Mongolism" --
Yellow peril: the threat of a "Mongolian" Far East, 1895-1920.
Responsibility: Michael Keevak.

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Winner of the 2013 Academia Sinica Scholarly Monograph Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences "Illuminating."--Choice "Michael Keevak has given us a wonderful, even riveting, deep-historical Read more...

 
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