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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


Introduction

Jane Naomi Iwamura

in Virtual Orientalism: Asian Religions and American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199738601
eISBN:
9780199894604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738601.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

As an entrée to the book, this chapter lays out the theoretical framework of the analysis, including the concepts of Virtual Orientalism and the icon of the Oriental Monk. Early visual constructions ... More


Conclusion

Josephine Nock-Hee Park

in Apparitions of Asia: Modernist Form and Asian American Politics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195332735
eISBN:
9780199868148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332735.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

The conclusion briefly elaborates the significance of American Orientalism in the formation of Asian American literature. By reconsidering the complex negotiation with Orientalism in the work of the ... 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


Negotiating the Color Divide: Race and U.S. Paternalism toward China

M. Todd Bennett

in One World, Big Screen: Hollywood, the Allies, and World War II

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835746
eISBN:
9781469601465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837467_bennett.11
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses how the U.S. film industry encouraged viewers to embrace the Chinese as like-minded friends in the worldwide struggle against the Axis powers. In the film Charlie Chan in the ... More


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