I think this video helps clarify some of the concepts of Orientalism by using examples from Disney movies. These movies were made much later than the concept of Orientalism so a lot of the discrimination is downplayed but we still maintain these stereotypes adapted from Orientalism and discrimination.
The first photo is a cartoon that depicts the unhygienic, crowded conditions Chinese immigrants had to endure, contrary to other ethnic groups. The caption for the half of the cartoon says “Why they can live on 40 cents a day” and on the right, the caption is “and they can’t”. I think these captions further elaborate on […]
Claude Monet – “La Japonaise” Edward Said’s ‘Orientalism’ is the article that explains how the west(Europe, North America) understand the east(Asia) and analyzes the stereotypes about Asian people. According to the article, the west have many stereotypes about the east such as ‘All asian people have black hair and slit eyes’. and those […]
Edward Said on Orientalism (YouTube Video)
The header image for this site is a collage of three photos, sourced from the web, which depict three different aspects of Asian American history. From left to right: People protesting the demolition of the International Hotel (I-Hotel), a predominantly Filipino SRO housing facility in the former Manilatown of San Francisco, CA. Japanese American farm […]