Thinking Orientals by Henry Yu
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Thinking Orientals
By Henry Yu

Thinking Orientals

Migration, Contact and Exoticism in Modern America

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Thinking Orientals by Henry Yu

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What is the difference between an "Oriental" and an "Asian American"? Henry Yu explains how Chinese Americans and Japanese Americans came to be lumped together as "Orientals" and how this eventually led to their understanding of themselves as Asian Americans. Rich in its lyrical use of imagery, in particular, metaphors of migration, mapping, and theatrical life, this study provides a glimpse into what W. E. B, DuBois called the "double consciousness" of racial minorities in the United States. This important book is one of the first to describe how crucial Asian Americans have been in theories of race and culture, helping move use away from the black/white dichotomy that has missed so much of American social life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195116601
ISBN-10: 0195116607
Format: Hardback
(230mm x 150mm x 19mm)
Pages: 278
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Thinking Orientals by Henry Yu Thinking Orientals, Paperback (March 2002)

'Thinking Orientals' is a study of Asian Americans and the racial formation of 20th-century American society. It reveals the influential role Asian Americans played in constructing the understandings of Asian American identity and also analyses the internment of Japanese Americans during the war and the subsequent "model minority" profile.

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Author Biography - Henry Yu

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

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