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The Chinese Parrot: Technê-Pop Culture and the Oriental Detective Genre

R. John Williams

in The Buddha in the Machine: Art, Technology, and the Meeting of East and West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300194470
eISBN:
9780300206579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194470.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter examines the “Oriental Detective” genre in Hollywood cinema during the 1930s and 1940s. Whereas most discussions of the Oriental detective genre have tended to focus on whether or not ... More


Keyless Rooms: Frank Lloyd Wright and Charlie Chan

William A. Gleason

in Sites Unseen: Architecture, Race, and American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732465
eISBN:
9780814733271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732465.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter dissects the strategies of architectural racialization in popular American Orientalist narrative, which often collapses differences among Asian nations and ethnicities into a single ... More


Visual Cultures: Hampton Institute, William Sheppard’s Kuba Collection, and African American Art

Ira Dworkin

in Congo Love Song: African American Culture and the Crisis of the Colonial State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632711
eISBN:
9781469632735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632711.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter considers the significant influence of William Sheppard on U.S. visual culture. In 1890, soon after he arrived in the Congo, he expresses his intent to collect Congolese artifacts, ... More


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