The Resource Embracing the East : white women and American orientalism, Mari Yoshihara

Embracing the East : white women and American orientalism, Mari Yoshihara

Label
Embracing the East : white women and American orientalism
Title
Embracing the East
Title remainder
white women and American orientalism
Statement of responsibility
Mari Yoshihara
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As exemplified by Madame Butterfly, East-West relations have often been expressed as the relations between the masculine, dominant West and the feminine, submissive East. Yet, this binary model does not account for the important role of white women in the construction of Orientalism. Mari Yoshihara's study examines a wide range of white women who were attracted to Japan and China in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and shows how, through their engagement with Asia, these women found new forms of expression, power, and freedom that were often denied to them in other realms of their lives in America. She demonstrates how white women's attraction to Asia shaped and was shaped by a complex mix of exoticism for the foreign, admiration for the refined, desire for power and control, and love and compassion for the people of Asia. Through concrete historical narratives and careful textual analysis, she examines the ideological context for America's changing discourse about Asia and interrogates the power and appeal--as well as the problems and limitations--of American Orientalism for white women's explorations of their identities.; Combining the analysis of race and gender in the United States and the study of U.S.-Asian relations, Yoshihara's work represents the transnational direction of scholarship in American Studies and U.S. history. In addition, this interdisciplinary work brings together diverse materials and approaches, including cultural history, material culture, visual arts, performance studies, and literary analysis
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
305.4/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.A1
LC item number
Y78 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Embracing the East : white women and American orientalism, Mari Yoshihara
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-235) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Materializing Asia -- Performing Asia -- Authorizing Asia
Control code
ocm57365434
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 242 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780198033233
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36892701
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)57365434
  • acls019514533X

Library Locations

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