Date of Award

Spring 1999

Degree Type

Open Access Dissertation

Degree Name

Cultural Studies, MA


School of Arts and Humanities


Cultural Studies with Media Studies

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Katherine Kinney

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Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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© 1999 Lui Amador


Deslanting the Lens examines the historical and sociological implications of how Asian men have been represented in popular American film. From the early days of “yellowface” to caricatures like Long Duck Dong, Asian men have been relegated to perpetual foreigner status in American cinema. This paper will explore why the portrayal of Asian men has been limited to very specific ideas about Asian and Asian Americans are in society. This analysis will also include how socio/political events have shaped and influence popular perceptions about Asians, that inform how Asian men continue to be depicted in film.


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