Claiming the Oriental Gateway: Prewar Seattle and Japanese America

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"Claiming the Oriental Gateway is an important contribution to the understanding of diversity of Japanese American experiences and a valuable contribution to the field of Asian American Studies, U.S. urban history, and U.S. western history." 
Karen Leong, author of The China Mystique: Pearl S. Buck, Anna May Wong, Mayling Soong Chiang, and the Transformation of American Orientalism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439902134
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 12/10/2010
  • Series: Asian American History & Cultu Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Shelley Sang-Hee Lee is an Assistant Professor of Comparative American Studies and History at Oberlin College.

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Table of Contents

1. Multiethnic Seattle
2. Making Seattle “Cosmopolitan”
3. Making Local Images for International Eyes: Race, Nationality, and the Seattle Camera Club, 1924-1929
4. “Problems of the Pacific” in “the Great Crucible of America”: Public Schools in the 1920s and the 1930s
5. “That Splendid Medium of Free Play”: Japanese American Sports during the Interwar Years
6. The Eve of War
Selected Bibliography

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