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By Heike Raphael-Hernandez, Shannon Steen, Gary Okihiro, Vijay Prashad

With a Foreword via Vijay Prashad and an Afterword via Gary Okihiro

How may possibly we comprehend yellowface performances via African americans in Nineteen Thirties swing variations 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 formative years 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 frequently been considered occupying incommensurate, if now not opposing, cultural and political positions, students from heritage, 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 historic lineage of those coalitions from the overdue 19th century to the present.

A foreword by means of Vijay Prashad units the quantity within the context of the Bandung convention part a century in the past, and an afterword by way of Gary Okihiro charts the contours of a “Black Pacific.” From the historical past of eastern jazz composers to the present approval for black/Asian “buddy motion pictures” like Rush Hour, AfroAsian Encounters is a groundbreaking intervention into reports of race and ethnicity and a very important examine the transferring which means of race within the twenty-first century.

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Politics about Asian American subjects through the twenty-first century. S. citizenship at the turn of the twentieth century. However, Harlan (who we may recall was a former slave owner) also may be accounting for African American propinquity through a not-so-oblique citation of slavery—a time in the recent past in American history when the race that was “our own” could be understood not in terms of inclusion but, rather, in terms of ownership, a time when one drop of “African” blood signified a body’s “enslaveability,” when to belong to this race meant that one’s body could be property.

The Supreme Court’s decision and the lone dissent against segregation by Justice John Marshall Harlan are important cultural texts in late-twentieth-century American studies. Recent critical writings about late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century American literature often invoke the Plessy case, particularly in conjunction with the work of such authors as W. E. B. 12 The case is also a fundamental part of American legal education. Plessy is almost always excerpted in constitutional law textbooks, which as T.

Through this allegation of prostitution, immigration authorities effectively disallowed the entry of nearly all Chinese women into the United States. After the 1882 Exclusion Act, this prohibition on women was nearly absolute, the wives of merchants being the 32 s a n d a m a y z a w l w i n one notable exception. Act of Feb. 18, 1875, ch. 80, 18 Stat. 318. See Leti Volpp, “Engendering Culture,” paper presented at the annual conference of the Asian American Studies Association, Los Angeles, California, 23 April 2005.

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