ASAMST 20A week 5 - ASAMST 20A Week Five Lecture 2/2 2:13:00 PM Slaying the Dragon(movie Film changes to reflect the political and social

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ASAMST 20A: Week Five Lecture 2/2 21/02/2008 17:13:00 Slaying the Dragon (movie) Film changes to reflect the political and social atmosphere at the time o The perception of innate, genetic quality to serve men Anime Wong (first leading Asian American actress) The Thief of Baghdad  Displayed anti-Asian sentiments (labor,  o Sinister Asian characters (Ming) Most leading roles were played by Non-Asians Prohibited any depiction of Asian women as desirable o Attack on Pearl Harbor united Americans Fool and lustful Japanese displayed on screen Caucasian actors tried to capture the essence of Asian women  on screen Cartoon of Chinese women as good and bad: evil,  mysterious, etc. o 1949 Communist Takeover in China communist became the new thing (Chinese becoming the bad  guy) mean while Japan were recovering economically from WWII the Geisha girl made its debut
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This note was uploaded on 07/08/2008 for the course ASIAN STUD 20A taught by Professor Choy during the Spring '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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ASAMST 20A week 5 - ASAMST 20A Week Five Lecture 2/2 2:13:00 PM Slaying the Dragon(movie Film changes to reflect the political and social

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