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Within American film in the first
half the twentieth century and brings to light not only lost and forgotten films but of the century and brings to light not only lost and forgotten films but the contributions of Asian American actors whose presence onscreen offered important alternatives to Hollywood’s yellowface
fabrications of Chinese identity and a resistance to Hollywood’s Orientalist narratives. of Chinese identity and a resistance to Hollywood’s Orientalist narratives. ,
Philippa Gates à 5 Download,
Es examines Hollywood’s responses to social issues in Chinatown communities primarily
immigration racismracism drug trafficking and prostitution as as the impact industry factors including the Production Code and star system on the treatment of those subjects Looking at over 200 films Gates reveals the variety of racial representations. CriminalizationAssimilation traces how Classical Hollywood films constructed America’s image of Chinese AmericansDrug Trafficking And Prostitutiontrafficking and prostitution well the impact
From Their Criminalization Astheir criminalization as immigrants to their eventual acceptance when assimilated citizens exploiting both America’s yellow peril fears about Chinese immigration and its fascination with Chinatowns Philippa Gat.