June 24 – Pacific Wars Primary Reader

The two articles assigned for this week discuss in great detail the Asian American as a dichotomy of the Asian American model minority and the Asian American unassimilable immigrant. The model minority is a representation of a good immigrant living in a first world nation. For example, Palumbo-Liu and Lee both reference how this identity […]

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Research (Ono,Jun,Lee)

http://colorblinding.tumblr.com/post/23593563622/afro-asian-history-black-orientalism A brief, but informative reading about Black Orientalism and Afro-Asian relations. In regards to last weeks conversation, I’ve been trying to find the video of the variety show I had mentioned, however, I believe it may have been taken down/or just disappeared. I did however, find an image still of the show’s performers in […]

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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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