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Item Description Westfall, Mandy R.K. en_US 2011-07-21T23:00:58Z 2011-07-21T23:00:58Z 2007 en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.A.)--University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2007. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 65-72). en_US
dc.description iv, 72 leaves, bound ports. 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract Asian Americans, due to the experiences of their ancestors, are characterized by a "negative" history. While modern day historians and Asian Americanists endeavor to write a new history for "Asian America", the experiences of immigration and hardship, the group's encounters with racism and the supposed success of its people as a whole are overshadowed by the role the media has played in perpetuating this negative history. The portrayals of Asians and Asian Americans in American media, more often than not, are stereotypical in nature. In movies and on television, these highly characterized depictions, forever imprinted on film, can be detrimental yet continue to be aired on cable channels across the country and throughout the world everyday. From the Dragon Lady to the villainous yakuza boss, from Suzie Wong to Long Duck Dong, "the Oriental appears in various guises throughout American popular culture, in pictures, songs, paraphernalia, books, and movies and no single image represents the totality of the representation. Although some of the aforementioned characters stick out in our minds more than others, arguably, no other Asian character sticks out more as a thorn in the side of the modern day Asian American community than that of Charlie Chan. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.relation Theses for the degree of Master of Arts (University of Hawaii at Manoa). American Studies; no. 3432 en_US
dc.rights All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner. en_US
dc.subject Apana, Chang en_US
dc.subject Biggers, Earl Derr -- Criticism and interpretation en_US
dc.subject Chan, Charlie (Fictitious character) en_US
dc.subject Charlie Chan films -- History and criticism en_US
dc.subject Asians in motion pictures en_US
dc.title An elegy to Charlie Chan : Chang Apana, Earl Derr Biggers and Asian America en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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