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  • Asians And Other Cultures
    641 words
    Pertaining to Tracy Lai's article titled, "Asian American Women", Lai discusses how stereotypes dehumanize people while turning them into objects to be manipulated. Lai touches on the topic of how Asian people and cultures are stereotyped as being inferior and exotic. The problem that Lai brings to our attention is that it is a struggle to be an Asian in America due to the fact that Asians have been denied political, economic and social equality in America. Lai also brings to our attention the d...
  • Popular Media Exposure To Asian Americans
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    Through the Eyes of Asian MenOverviewAsian stereotypes are a product of prevailing myths propagated by various media, from books, plays, movies, television, to even historical propaganda. Generally speaking, the stereotyping of Asian women often swing to extreme types: the docile, subservient sexual object, or the dragon lady. Asian Americans only make up a small percentage of the United States population and live mostly on the west and east coasts of mainland United States and Hawaii. Consequen...
  • Course Of History Asians In Film
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    Asian Americans only make up a small percent of the American population. Even more significant is that this percentage live mostly on the west and east coasts of mainland United States and Hawaii; leaving the rest of the American population to most likely get their exposures to Asians through television and movies. However the exposure they have receive throughout the history of cinematography has been hardly flattering. Throughout the course of history Asians in film have been portrayed as evil...
  • Asian American And Malcolm X
    1,450 words
    Because of the concept of the word race, wars have been started and millions of people have been discriminated against. To me, it appears to be simply another evil in the world that we, as humans, must deal with and potentially overcome. Since the beginning of time, race has done nothing but give people a reason to argue, fight, and discriminate. It gives people reason to not associate with their fellow man. It causes a fear of the out-of-the-ordinary. Without education, race can be a barrier se...
  • Movie Three Asian
    492 words
    Slaying the Dragon: How Asian Women were Portrayed in Movies " Slaying the Dragon" by Deborah Gee is a comprehensive look at media stereotypes of Asian and Asian American women since the silent era. From the racist use of white actors to portray Asians in early Hollywood films, through the success of Anna May Wong's sinister dragon lady, to Suzie Wong and the '50's geisha girls, to the Asian-American anchorwoman of today. The movie also shows how stereotypes of exoticism and docility have affect...
  • Open For Asian Americans In The Media
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    Abstract My research focused on the coverage of Asian Americans in contemporary mass media. The following types of media were researched: . Music. Television. Films. Magazines gave several examples where Asian Americans were used to play very simple characters. These roles were defined by stereotypes that exist in America. I also researched instances on counter actions taken by Asian Americans to protest against these negative images. My research also has examples of Asians that have succeeded i...
  • Stereotypes For Asians
    460 words
    Slaying the Dragon gave the audience a look inside the world of Asian actresses. The entertainment industry is very different for women of Asian descent. I never realized how difficult it was for these women in the earlier years of the film industry. Even today, when asked to name famous Asian actresses, I had a hard time thinking of more than two or three. The Asian women interviewed in this film spoke candidly about their experiences in the entertainment industry. This film shows a comprehensi...
  • Chinese Stereotypes In The Movie
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    Just last night I saw the movie, The Joy Luck Club (JLC), which played on television for the first time in Los Angeles. I had been meaning to see this movie but never got around to it until now. Since many female friends recommended this 1993 movie to me, including my own sister, I was looking forward to experiencing a great work of art. Up to this point, I have heard nothing but glowing reviews about this movie. Near the end of the movie I found myself thinking, There is something terribly wron...
  • Asian People
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    I've lived a comfortable life by not being forced to get a job as soon as I was of working age. I had a computer, my own room and I grew up in a nice neighborhood. My environment affected me a lot while I was growing up, by being sheltered to some experiences that I would have received in another area. We do not have to worry about theft or violence, and either it did not occur to me or racism just was not there up until junior high. Now I think back, I had to deal with racism ever since I arriv...
  • Caucasian Male With An Asian Female
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    Some Questions for 28 Kisses tackled the issues of the portrayal of Asian women in the media, their neglect of Asian men, and the topic of interracial dating. From the 28 films he finds, each includes a Caucasian male with an Asian female, each acting in a romantic fashion. These films depict Asian females in stereotypically exotic roles such as sultry masseuses and as seductive slaves. Fulbeck also outlines the fact that the media and many films exclude Asian males. He made the point that it is...

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