Embracing the East: White Women and American Orientalism

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As exemplified by Madame Butterfly , East-West relations have often been expressed as the relations between the masculine, dominant West and the feminine, submissive East. Yet, this binary model does not account for the important role of white women in the construction of Orientalism. Mari Yoshihara's study examines a wide range of white women who were attracted to Japan and China in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and shows how, through their engagement with Asia, these women found new forms of expression, ...

Embracing the East: White Women and American Orientalism 2002, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195145342

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Embracing the East: White Women and American Orientalism 2002, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195145335

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