The China Mystique: Pearl S. Buck, Anna May Wong, Mayling Soong, and the Transformation of American Orientalism / Edition 1

The China Mystique: Pearl S. Buck, Anna May Wong, Mayling Soong, and the Transformation of American Orientalism / Edition 1

by Karen J. Leong
     
 


“An important venture into a little studied topic of Chinese American history and US cultural history. Through Leong’s work we learn how race, cultural experiences, class, and political power allowed each woman to represent China and the United States."—Xiaojian Zhao, author of Remaking Chinese America: Immigration, Family, and Community,See more details below

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“An important venture into a little studied topic of Chinese American history and US cultural history. Through Leong’s work we learn how race, cultural experiences, class, and political power allowed each woman to represent China and the United States."—Xiaojian Zhao, author of Remaking Chinese America: Immigration, Family, and Community, 1940-1965

“Not since Elaine Tyler May’s Homeward Bound has a book so artfully interrogated popular culture, US women’s history, and international relations.”—Vicki Ruiz, coeditor of Created Equal: A Social and Political History of the United States

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520244238
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
07/25/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1Gendering American orientalism1
2Pearl Sydenstricker Buck12
3Anna May Wong57
4Mayling Soong106
5Transforming American national identity - the China mystique155

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