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The Asian Mystique: Dragon Ladies, Geisha Girls, and Our Fantasies of the Exotic Orient
Unwavering and pointed, Prasso makes clear the destructive nature of stereotypes about Asia and the social, cultural, and political ramifications of allowing them to fester unchallenged. Asia for Educators Asia for Educators An initiative of the Weatherhead East Asia Institute at Columbia University, this website includes timelines, primary resources, lesson plans, and more. Now, more than 50 years later, all would agree that the idea of an Asian male leading man opposite say, Scarlett Johanssen, would be quite unthinkable. Passo herself isn't Asian and views Asian culture through an "observer's lens" so she might not understand the cultural context as well as a person who was born and raised in the culture. However, by a sheer fluke, I happened to have just watched a movie she mentioned in passing as an example "You Only Live Twice" and her description of the plot was so incorrect it was startling. However, more often than not Prasso's profiling just felt vaguely prurient.
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After a token disclaimer that many relationships between white and Asian people are equitable and healthy and, you know, whatever, she quotes at length from online forums for mail-order-bride patrons and Thai sex tourists. It isn't that the points made aren't valid. Prasso's chapters vary in subject and try to understand concepts like Yellow Fever, Hollywood's depiction of Asians throughout history, sex tourism, and the stereotypes associated with Asian culture being viewed as a monolith. This book is useful in helping to demystify Asia to the western reader. A Philosophy of Nature.