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Misreading the Chinese Character: Images of the Chinese in Euroamerican Drama to 1925 (Asian Thought and Culture #40) (Hardcover)

Misreading the Chinese Character: Images of the Chinese in Euroamerican Drama to 1925 (Asian Thought and Culture #40) By Sandra a. Wawrytko (Editor), Dave Williams Cover Image
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This is book number 40 in the Asian Thought and Culture series.

Description


From colonial times to the present, the Chinese have appeared on American stages in various guises, and these portrayals have evoked varying degrees of emotion. In almost all cases, however, they did not appear as they actually were, but rather as Euroamerican playwrights and their collaborating audiences would have had them be. Invisible for a long time, they took the stage first as harmless buffoons, then as hardened criminals. Despite the wide differences in manifest content, all the portrayals of the Chinese sprang from the Euroamerican need to maintain a race-based separation from the Chinese.

About the Author


The Author: Dave Williams is Assistant Professor of Theatre at Ohio State University at Newark. He previously taught Theatre and English at Providence University in Taiwan. He is the editor of The Chinese Other, an anthology of many of the plays discussed in this volume. In addition to his academic work, he performs, designs, directs, and enjoys life with his wife Xiaoxia and his children Linus and Vivian.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780820445595
ISBN-10: 0820445592
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: March 15th, 2000
Pages: 286
Language: English
Series: Asian Thought and Culture