Karen J. Leong
Publisher: University of California Press; annotated edition edition (July 25, 2005)
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during the heritage of the us, photographs of China have populated the yankee mind's eye. regularly in flux, those pictures shift swiftly, as they did throughout the early many years of the 20 th century. during this erudite and unique examine, Karen J. Leong explores the gendering of yank orientalism throughout the Nineteen Thirties and Nineteen Forties. targeting 3 ladies who have been popularly and publicly linked to China—Pearl S. dollar, Anna could Wong, and Mayling Soong—Leong indicates how every one negotiated what it intended to be American, chinese language American, and chinese language opposed to the backdrop of adjustments within the usa as a countrywide group and as a global power.The China Mystique illustrates how every one of those ladies encountered the chances in addition to the constraints of transnational prestige in trying to form her personal possibilities. in the course of those 20 years, every one lady loved increasing visibility as a result of an more and more worldwide mass tradition, emerging nationalism in Asia, the emergence of the us from the shadows of imperialism to global strength, and the extra assertive participation of girls in civic and buyer tradition.