Date of Award
Open Access Dissertation
Cultural Studies, MA
School of Arts and Humanities
Cultural Studies with Media Studies
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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.
Amador, Lui. (1999). Deslanting the Lens. CGU Theses & Dissertations, 93. https://scholarship.claremont.edu/cgu_etd/93. doi: Doi_data: 10.5642/cguetd/93