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East Asian Bodies in Nineteenth-Century Medicine: The Mongolian Eye, the Mongolian Spot, and “Mongolism”

Michael Keevak

in Becoming Yellow: A Short History of Racial Thinking

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140315
eISBN:
9781400838608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140315.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how the Mongolian race was perceived in nineteenth-century Western medicine. More specifically, it considers medical explanations for certain conditions deemed to be associated ... More


No Longer White: The Nineteenth-Century Invention of Yellowness

Michael Keevak

in Becoming Yellow: A Short History of Racial Thinking

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140315
eISBN:
9781400838608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140315.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book investigates when and how East Asians became yellow in the Western imagination. It follows a trajectory that emphasizes an important shift in thinking about race during the course of the ... More


The Spectral Figure of the Chinese

Franck Billé

in Sinophobia: Anxiety, Violence, and the Making of Mongolian Identity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839826
eISBN:
9780824869618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839826.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the very mechanisms of Sinophobic discourse in Mongolia in order to elucidate how threats associated with China are so readily and willingly believed by the Mongols. In ... More


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