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Asian Mystique: Dragon Ladies, Geisha Girls, and the Myth of the Exotic Oriental

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Book News Annotation:

Prasso (a former Hong Kong-based Asia correspondent and Cambodia Bureau Chief for Agence France-Presse and Asia Editor for Business Week) seeks to demystify the "Asian Mystique," the myths and fantasies Western culture holds about Asia, Asian women, and feminized perceptions of Asian men, and explain its origins. Examining Western cultural perception of Asia from the voyages of Marco Polo to current Hollywood productions, she describes the various manifestation of the "Asian Mystique" and considers their implications for Western-Asian relations from the interpersonal to the national levels. She then presents portraits of Asian women, including a Chinese communist, a Filipina prostitute, and a Japanese housewife, in order to show the complex human lives that lie behind Western stereotypes.
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Prasso (a former Hong Kong-based Asia correspondent and Cambodia Bureau Chief for Agence France-Presse and Asia Editor for Business Week) seeks to demystify the "Asian Mystique," the myths and fantasies Western culture holds about Asia, Asian women, and feminized perceptions of Asian men, and explain its origins. Examining Western cultural perception of Asia from the voyages of Marco Polo to current Hollywood productions, she describes the various manifestation of the "Asian Mystique" and considers their implications for Western-Asian relations from the interpersonal to the national levels. She then presents portraits of Asian women, including a Chinese communist, a Filipina prostitute, and a Japanese housewife, in order to show the complex human lives that lie behind Western stereotypes. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

A prize-winning journalist and Asia expert goes on a reality tour of Asia's sex trade, campuses, business districts, and corridors of power to issue a profound and provocative critique of the West's approach to Asia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781586482145
Subtitle:
Dragon Ladies, Geisha Girls, and the Myth of the Exotic Oriental
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Author:
Prasso, Sheridan
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Public opinion
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Publication Date:
April 2005
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.50x6.48x1.43 in. 1.73 lbs.

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