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Yellow peril! : an archive of anti-Asian fear

Author: John Kuo Wei Tchen; Dylan Yeats
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The "yellow peril" is one of the most long-standing and pervasive racist ideas in Western culture--indeed, this book traces its history to the Enlightenment era. Yet while Fu Manchu evokes a fading historical memory, yellow peril ideology persists, animating, for example, campaign commercials from the 2012 presidential election. Yellow Peril! is the first comprehensive repository of anti-Asian images and writing,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Kuo Wei Tchen; Dylan Yeats
ISBN: 9781781681237 1781681236 9781781681244 1781681244
OCLC Number: 855779194
Description: xii, 384 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Yellow Peril incarnate --
pt. I. The imagined West --
1. Decolonizing scholarship --
Mapping boundaries of difference and shared spaces, a visual essay (2013) / John Kuo Wei Tchen --
Mapping : local gone global (2007) / John Kuo Wei Tchen --
The theft of history (2006) / Jack Goody --
Hemispheres of the globe (1884) --
Where is the West? Where is the East? / Martin W. Lewis and Kären E. Wigen --
Positional superiority of Western knowledge (2012) / Linda Tuhiwai Smith --
Occidentalism and modernity (1996) / Fernando Coronil --
2. Westernizing Europe --
St. George and the dragon (1876) --
Eurasia --
Eurasia : the horse and the wheel (2009) / David W. Anthony --
Classical routes --
Homer's Phoenicians (1995) / Irene J. Winter --
Isocrates' Europe vs. Asia rhetoric (2004) / Benjamin Isaac --
Greeks and multiple Barbarians (2005) / Adam Kuper --
Rise of Western fundamentalism --
Letter to Pope Urban II (1094/1095) / Alexios I. Komnenos --
That detestable race of Satan (1240) / Matthew Paris --
The story of god and Magog (1998) / Scott D. Westrem --
Placing the Jews in late Medieval English literature (2002) / Suzanne Conklin Akbari --
Christians on Saracens (2003) / John V. Tolan --
Latin Christendom's "doctrine of discovery" : papal bulls, 145, 1455, 1493 (2013) / John Kuo Wei Tchen --
The Treaty of Tordesillas (1494) --
Cantino Planisphere (1502) --
The westernization of Europe (1995) / Gerard Delanty. pt. II. Manifest destinies --
3. Geo-racial mapping --
Five categories of Homo Sapiens (1758) / Carl Linnaeus --
Five races of mankind (1795) / Johann Friedrich Blumenbach --
The development of color (1844) / Robert Chambers --
Types of mankind (1854) / Samuel George Morton --
Descendants of the great apes (1876) / Ernst Haeckel --
The jolly giant's artist agrees with Darwin (1874) --
Existing facts of human ascent (1926) / Henry Fairfield Osborn --
Hither and farther Asia (1837) / G.W.F. Hegel --
Race and the Asiatic mode of production (1989) / Brendan O'Leary --
John Stuart Mill's Asian parable (2001) / Robert Kurfirst --
Gobineau on China as menace (1999) / Gregory Blue --
World Cephalic Index (1897) / William Z. Ripley --
Color map of the world (1903) --
Civilization stands up to the horde, a visual essay (2013) / Dylan Yeats --
He vomits the Yellow to swallow the White (1904) --
The pressure of Asia (1904) / H.J. Mackinder --
With faces like the snouts of dogs (1904) / Theodore Roosevelt --
The Yellow peril (1904) / Jack London --
4. Anglo America's "great game" --
Justice and the Indian revolt (1857) --
The year 1899 (1893) / William Ward Crane --
The psychology of Colonialism (1988) / Ashis Nandy --
Perilous frontiers (1994) / Gary Okihiro --
The march of the flag (1898) / Albert Jeremiah Beveridge --
It ought to be a happy new year (1899) / Victor Gillam --
Trying on her new necklace (1907) / Luther Bradley --
The Yellow danger (1898) --
Unknown (1939) --
Spectres of the great game (1998) / James L. Hevia --
Modernity's (Yellow) perils (2006) / Urmila Seshagiri --
the rising tide of color (1921) --
Amazing stories (1927). pt. III. Indispensable enemies --
5. The enemy within --
The promise and the peril, a visual essay (2013) / Dylan Yates --
A statue for our harbor (1881) / George Frederick Keller --
A Chinese view of the Statue of Liberty (1885) / Saum Song Bo --
The Chinese Exclusion Case (1889) --
A peaceful invasion, a visual essay (2013) / Dylan Yates --
National abjection (2002) / Karen Shimakawa --
Racial triangulation theory (1999) / Claire Jean Kim --
The turban tide (1908) --
Save our state from Oriental aggression (1918) --
The Mongol in our midst (1924) --
A future America (1916) / Randolph Bourne --
The shape of fear (1926) / W.E.B. Du Bois --
The marching Chinese (1929) --
Waiting for the signal from home (1942) / Theodor Seuss Geisel --
The nature of the Mexican American criminal (1942) / Edward Duran Ayres --
Goddamn brown monkeys (1946) / Carlos Bulosan --
12 Chinamen and a woman (1950) --
AutoWorld (1984) / Helen Zia --
Is Japan really out to get us? (1992) / Robert B. Reich --
Chinese professors (2013) / Dylan Yeats --
Monster, terrorist, fag (2002) / Jasbir Puar and Amit Rai --
6. The coming war --
Tomorrow (1939) --
Is this tomorrow? (1947) --
Patterns of a race war (1986) / John W. Dower --
Remember Pearl Harbor (1942) --
The age of the world target (1998) / Rey Chow --
Orientalist totalitarianism (1988) / William Pietz --
Why the Yellow peril has turned Red! (1951) / Dan Gilbert --
Red China's fighting hordes (1952) --
Orientalism and brainwashing in The Manchurian Candidate (2006) / Matthew Jacobson and Gasper Gonzales --
GIDRA --
Reimaging Vietnam (2000) / H. Bruce Franklin --
Post-Vietnam syndrome (2008) / Myra Mendible --
On our knees (2004) / Jesse Springer --
Islam and the West : a clash of civilizations? (1999) / John Esposito --
Militancy considerations : violence and adherence to the Torah, Bible, and Koran (2010) --
Orientalisms old and new in Battlestar Galactica (2012) / Eve Bennett --
Epilogue: Uncle Sam and the headless Chinaman.
Responsibility: edited and introduced by John Kuo Wei Tchen and Dylan Yeats.
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