Week 5 - Asian American Studies 20A: Introduction to the...

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Asian American Studies 20A: Introduction to the History of Asians in the United States Spring 2008 Professor Catherine Ceniza Choy Week Five Tuesday, February 19 Introduction to AAHAP Historical Documents Collection > Asian American History Archival Project due later > dates/ subject matter complementary Finish viewing “Savage Acts: Wars, Fairs, and Empires” Media Resource Center VIDEO/C 4129 Orientalism: theory (Edward W. Said) o “The Orient is not only adjacent to Europe…th eOrent has helped to define Europe (or the West) as its contrasting image, idea, personality, experience” –Edward Said o The “orient” signifies a system of representations o “Orientalismm” creates and perpetuates this system of thought primarily through scholarship about the “Orient” o Idea that contrasts with the West, in ways so distinctive that it has helped define the West and Europe Not just about a location and the people o
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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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