By Heike Raphael-Hernandez, Shannon Steen, Gary Okihiro, Vijay Prashad
With a Foreword by means of Vijay Prashad and an Afterword by way of Gary Okihiro
How may well we comprehend yellowface performances through African americans in Thirties swing diversifications of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, Paul Robeson's aid of Asian and Asian American struggles, or the absorption of hip hop by means of Asian American early life culture?
AfroAsian Encounters is the 1st anthology to examine the mutual impression of and relationships among individuals of the African and Asian diasporas. whereas those teams have usually been considered occupying incommensurate, if now not opposing, cultural and political positions, students from historical past, literature, media, and the visible arts right here hint their interconnections and interactions, in addition to the tensions among the 2 teams that usually come up. AfroAsian Encounters probes past pop culture to track the old lineage of those coalitions from the past due 19th century to the present.
A foreword via Vijay Prashad units the amount within the context of the Bandung convention part a century in the past, and an afterword via Gary Okihiro charts the contours of a “Black Pacific.” From the background of jap jazz composers to the present approval for black/Asian “buddy movies” like Rush Hour, AfroAsian Encounters is a groundbreaking intervention into reports of race and ethnicity and an important examine the transferring which means of race within the twenty-first century.
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Nation. By showcasing Jade Snow’s work as an interpreter of cultural categories, Wong is able to suggest that she is something more than the “cultured Oriental” envisioned in sociological theories. Despite the publicity and financial success that accompanies her chosen career as a potter, Wong suggests that Jade Snow’s work is not completely satisfying because only white Americans buy her “Chinese” wares. Describing her pottery as “pretty crude stuff,” a Chinatown businessman insists, “Only peasants used that handthrown pottery with the earthy look.
And as we will see in Charles Chesnutt’s 1901 novel, The Marrow of Tradi- “A Race So Different from Our Own” 23 tion, the railroad functions at the outset of the novel as the backdrop for a similar encounter with the regime of racialized segregation. Both the Plessy case and The Marrow of Tradition expose not only injustices of racial segregation but also the hierarchical structure of American citizenship. The Supreme Court’s decision in Plessy significantly influenced Charles Chesnutt’s novels and nonfiction writings.
Below the Chinaman’s imagined corporeal space, written on the body, lay the multitudes of details, anecdotes, and stories made legible by various representations (visual, literary, and legal) of the Chinese in America. Thus this fictive image becomes the repository for a range of cultural representations that have solidified into the stereotype of the Chinaman. The specter of the Chinaman “of the ordinary laundry type” in Chesnutt’s text represents an everyday figure, something common, nothing special.