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The East is Black : cold war China in the Black radical imagination

Author: Robeson Taj Frazier
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During the Cold War, several prominent African American radical activist-intellectuals--including W.E.B. and Shirley Graham Du Bois, journalist William Worthy, Marxist feminist Vicki Garvin, and freedom fighters Mabel and Robert Williams--traveled and lived in China. There, they used a variety of media to express their solidarity with Chinese communism and to redefine the relationship between Asian struggles  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robeson Taj Frazier
ISBN: 9780822357681 0822357682 9780822357865 0822357860
OCLC Number: 881560447
Description: xiv, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: March of the volunteers --
Ruminations on eastern passage --
A passport ain't worth a cent --
Soul brothers and soul sisters of the East --
Maoism and the sinification of Black political struggle --
Coda. The 1970s: Rapprochement and the decline of China's world revolution --
Postscript: Weaving through San Huan Lu.
Responsibility: Robeson Taj Frazier.
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"During the Cold War, several prominent African American radical activist-intellectuals--including W.E.B. and Shirley Graham Du Bois, journalist William Worthy, Marxist feminist Vicki Garvin, and freedom fighters Mabel and Robert Williams--traveled and lived in China. There, they used a variety of media to express their solidarity with Chinese communism and to redefine the relationship between Asian struggles against imperialism and black American movements against social, racial, and economic injustice. In The East Is Black, Taj Frazier examines the ways in which these figures and the Chinese government embraced the idea of shared struggle against U.S. policies at home and abroad. He analyzes their diverse cultural output (newsletters, print journalism, radio broadcasts, political cartoons, lectures, and documentaries) to document how they imagined communist China's role within a broader vision of a worldwide anticapitalist coalition against racism and imperialism."--Publisher's description.

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"The East Is Black deepens studies on transnational political activism and knowledge travels. Well organized and accessible, this book will work well in upper-division undergraduate and graduate Read more...

 
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