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Kang, (Haira) Esther As Am 71, W 5-5:50 Response # 1 Jane Naomi Iwamura’s The Oriental Monk in American Popular Culture discusses how media played an important role in racial acceptance and Asian religion. American media changed the negative stereotypes toward Asians to Asians being good people and Asian religions giving Westerners salvation. Asians benefitted from the positivity in media by learning from media themselves. Therefore, Eastern spiritual figures are recognized throughout American cultures such as the Oriental Monk, who is loved by many Americans. Media displayed racial discrimination against Asians but the Oriental Monk helped change the Western perspective of Asians. For instance, in 1919, the Oriental Monk appeared in D.W. Griffith’s film Broken Blossoms which was a tale about an Asian man who traveled to the West to help the Anglo-Saxons by teaching them the Buddha’s lessons. The Asian man died trying to help an American girl from her abusive father. Not only did the film show viewers “…
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