Jan 25 Class Notes

Jan 25 Class Notes - 1/25/08 -how transnationalism effects...

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1/25/08 --how transnationalism effects Asian American history --> Synthesize arguments from all 5 books ~Asian American connection across borders coolie as slave labor/cheap labor -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coolie - emerged in mid 19 th century - Idea that they were threat because they were willing to work for less wages o Threat to standard of living - Idea important to labor unions around U.S. o Mobilized around fears and problems the coolly caused to the U.S. o Caused a consolidation of the labor movement Yellow peril -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_peril - spoke to Japanese threat, - Fu man chu – o Portrayed as evil genius who was trying to control the world - Dominant image of Asians in United states o Coincided with economic crises in the U.S. In 1960s emergence of ‘model minority’ -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Model_minority - 1966, u.s. news and world report o “at a time when Americans awash over worry plight minorities, Chinese Americans winning wealth and respect by hard work”
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