Thinking Orientals: Migration, Contact, and Exoticism in Modern America

Thinking Orientals: Migration, Contact, and Exoticism in Modern America

by Henry Yu


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195116601
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/15/2001
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Henry Yu is Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

First Movement—Coming to the West: Constructing the Oriental Problem
1. Professions of Faith: Missionaries, Sociologists, and the Survey of Race Relations, 1924-1926
2. Thinking about Orientals: Chicago Sociologists and the Oriental Problem
3. Orientalism and the Mapping of Race
4. The Survey's End
Second Movement—Coming to Chicago: Asian Americans and the Oriental Problem
5. Wanted: Interpreters and Informants, Orientals Please Apply
6. Language of Hope: The Oriental as Marginal Man
7. Language of Discontent: Using the Stranger's Perspective
Retracings—Coming to America: The Oriental as an Intellectual/Object
8. Performers on Stage
9. American Orientalism as a Theory of Race, Space, and Identity
10. Epilogue: Legacies and Descendants
An Epitaph

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