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The Cold War in Three Acts

Naomi Greene

in From Fu Manchu to Kung Fu Panda: Images of China in American Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838355
eISBN:
9780824869755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838355.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines American films that illustrate the shapes taken by China in the cinematic “dreams” and, especially, the “nightmares” of the Cold War era. Both reflecting and fueling the ... More


The El Dorado of Commerce: China’s Billion Bellies

Jodi Kim

in Ends of Empire: Asian American Critique and the Cold War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816655915
eISBN:
9781452946221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816655915.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how the emergence of communism in 1949 China influenced and determined the Vietnam and Korean wars. It centers on the so-called metaphorics of America’s “China watching,” ... More


Uniquely American Symptoms: Cold War Brainwashing and American Exceptionalism

Scott Selisker

in Human Programming: Brainwashing, Automatons, and American Unfreedom

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816699872
eISBN:
9781452955285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699872.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The first chapter explores how 1940s and 1950s ideas about totalitarianism and brainwashing established a way of talking about free American selves as opposed to unfree, totalitarian others in ... More


MEMORY: ‘Well you see, it all began with a big red ball’

Jez Conolly and Emma Westwood

in Seconds

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781800859289
eISBN:
9781800852396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800859289.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Discussion of Seconds in the memory of the viewer and the relevance of the protagonist’s memories and the consequences of his failure to suppress them. Initial discussion of The Manchurian Candidate ... More


Lesser Friends

Josephine Nock-Hee Park

in Cold War Friendships: Korea, Vietnam, and Asian American Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190257668
eISBN:
9780190257699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190257668.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 1 presents popular midcentury American representations of the South Korean ally during the Korean War. It reads two contrasting portraits of an informal “service corps” of Korean civilians ... More


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