Primary Reading, 6/5/13 (Said & Shah)

The texts of “Introduction” by Edawrd Said and “Public Health and the Mapping of Chinatown” by Nyan Shah bring forth the volatile relationship seen between the Asian and Western cultures. Both texts present the Western culture as having an overbearing ideology that rejects and steps on anything that it does not support while exaggerating on […]

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Primary Reader – Said and Shah’s Orientalism and Politics of Knowledge

The readings we have to read before class is the introduction from Orientalism by Edward Said and “Public Health and the Mapping of Chinatown” by Nyan Shah.  These two readings shared the ideas of how Asians or Chinese were viewed by the Europeans and White Caucasians during the 19th century.  Medias and literature were being […]

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First Reading – Shah and Said’s Asian/Oriental “Other”

The two readings done for today’s class involve the concepts of “the other” in the eyes of the class-ruling population of Caucasians during the 1800s and modern era. During both time periods, there is a distinct reference to the social and economical events in relation to the concept of “the other”; for the Shah reading, […]

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