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Thinking Orientals: Migration, Contact, and Exoticism in Modern America

 
 
 
 
Thinking Orientals: Migration, Contact, and Exoticism in Modern America
Author: Henry Yu
ISBN 13: 9780195151275
ISBN 10: 195151275
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2002-03-14
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
List Price: $44.95
 
 

Thinking Orientals is a groundbreaking study of Asian Americans and the racial formation of twentieth-century American society. It reveals the influential role Asian Americans played in constructing the understandings of Asian American identity. It examines the unique role played by sociologists, particularly sociologists at the University of Chicago, in the study of the "Oriental Problem" before World War II and also analyzes the internment of Japanese Americans during the war and the subsequent "model minority" profile.

  • New insight on the role played by Asian Americans in constructing their cultural identities in the U.S.
  • A critical look at the Japanese internment during World War II and its after-effects

About the Author:
Henry Yu is Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.