Images of War in Asia Term Paper by Jay Writtings LLC

Images of War in Asia
Looks at the long tradition of the images, held by Americans, of Asians as the 'Yellow Peril'.
# 120010 | 3,980 words | 33 sources | MLA | 2010 | US

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This paper explains that negative stereotypical images of Asians developed during periods in which the United States was at war with specific Asian countries. The sociological scars of the war against the Philippines, Japan in WWII, the Korean war, the Vietnam war and currently Kim Jong II of North Korea are investigated by the author. The paper demonstrates the ways that the media and the arts perpetuate this image of the 'Yellow Peril' and the ways the American and Asian cultures are interacting.

Table of Contents:
War against the Philippines
WWII: Japan
The Vietnam War
The Korean War
Keep the Biases Current
Kim Jong Il

From the Paper:

"As it turns out, Kim Jong Il is actually a film buff. It isn't by coincidence that he wears the wraparound, oversized shades that seen sported by 20-somethings in New York: both hipster and dictator alike want to be movie stars. Kim Jong Il has actually written books on the subject, including 'On The Art of the Cinema.' He is purported to be a great fan of "The Godfather", as was Saddam Hussein. And in 1978, he arranged to bodily kidnap South Korean actress Choi Eun Hee and her film director husband. For eight years until their escape, they were held captive, and instructed to teach Kim Jong Il how to make movies."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Anonymous. Martell's Simplified Jujutsu: Offense and Defense. 1942.
  • Arnold, Thomas K. "DVD-Day for Disney's WWII films." USA Today, 17 May 2004.
  • Benelli, Dana. "Hollywood and the Travelogue." Visual Anthropology 15: 2002.
  • Bruner. Edward M. 'Of Cannibals, Tourists, and Ethnographers.' Cultural Anthropology 4 (4): 1989.
  • Cashman, Dennis. America in the Gilded Age: From The Death of Lincoln to the Rise of Theodore Roosevelt.

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