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Author Lye, Colleen, 1967-

Title America's Asia [electronic resource] : racial form and American literature, 1893-1945 / Colleen Lye.

Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2005.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 342 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-328) and index.
Contents The minority which is not one -- A genealogy of the "yellow peril" / Jack London, George Kenna, and the Russo-Japanese war -- Meat versus rice / Frank Norris, Jack London, and the critique of monopoly capitalism -- The end of Asian exclusion? / the specter of "cheap farmers" and alien land law fiction -- A new deal for Asians / John Steinbeck, Carey McWilliams, and the liberalism of Japanese-American internment -- One world / Pearl S. Buck, Edgar Snow, and John Steinbeck on Asian American character.
Summary What explains the perception of Asians both as economic exemplars and as threats? America's Asia explores a discursive tradition that affiliates the East with modern efficiency, in contrast to more familiar primitivist forms of Orientalism. Colleen Lye traces the American stereotype of Asians as a "model minority" or a "yellow peril"--Two aspects of what she calls "Asiatic racial form"--to emergent responses to globalization beginning in California in the late nineteenth century, when industrialization proceeded in tandem with the nation's neocolonial expansion beyond its continental frontier.
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Subject American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Asia -- Foreign public opinion, American.
Asia -- Relations -- United States.
United States -- Relations -- Asia.
Asian Americans in literature.
Orientalism -- United States.
Orientalism in literature.
Asia -- In literature.
Race in literature.
Chronological Term 1800-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Lye, Colleen, 1967- America's Asia. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2005 0691114188 9780691114187 (DLC) 2004042066 (OCoLC)54931601
ISBN 9781400826438 (electronic bk.)
1400826438 (electronic bk.)
9780691114187 (acid-free paper)
0691114188 (acid-free paper)
9780691114194 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
0691114196 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
0691114188 (acid-free paper)
0691114196 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)