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Romance and the Yellow Peril: Race, Sex, and Discursive Strategies in Hollywood Fiction

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Hollywood films about Asians and interracial sexuality are the focus of Gina Marchetti's provocative new work. While miscegenation might seem an unlikely theme for Hollywood, Marchetti shows how fantasy-dramas of interracial rape, lynching, tragic love, and model marriage are powerfully evident in American cinema. The author begins with a discussion of D. W. Griffith's Broken Blossoms , then considers later films such as Shanghai Express , Madame Butterfly , and the recurring geisha movies. She also includes some ...

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Romance and the Yellow Peril: Race, Sex, and Discursive Strategies in Hollywood Fiction
1994, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520084957

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Romance and the "Yellow Peril": Race, Sex, and Discursive Strategies in Hollywood Fiction
1993, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520079748

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