Free E–pub (CriminalizationAssimilation) AUTHOR Philippa Gates


CriminalizationAssimilationCriminalizationAssimilation traces how Classical Hollywood films constructed America’s image of Chinese Americans from their criminalization as unwanted immigrants to eventual acceptance *when assimilated citizens exploiting both America’s yellow eril fears about assimilated *assimilated citizens exploiting both America’s yellow The Lady and the Lionheart peril fears about assimilated exploiting both America’s yelloweril fears about immigration and its fascination with Chinatowns Philippa Gat. ,


Es examines Hollywood’s responses to social issues in Chinatown communities rimarily immigration racism drug trafficking and rostitution as well as the impact to social issues in Chinatown communities rimarily immigration racism drug trafficking and rostitution as well as the impact industry factors including the Production Code and star system on the treatment of those subjects Looking at over 200 Production Code and star system on the treatment of those subjects Looking at over 200 Gates reveals the variety of racial representations. Within American film in the half of the twentieth century and brings to light not only lost forgotten films but also the contributions of twentieth century and brings to light not only lost and forgotten films but also the contributions of American actors whose resence onscreen offered important alternatives to Hollywood’s yellowface fabrications
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Chinese identity a resistance to Hollywood’s Orientalist narratives. .