The China Mystique: Pearl S. Buck, Anna May Wong, Mayling Soong and the Transformation of American Orientalism.

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The China Mystique: Pearl S. Buck, Anna May Wong, Mayling Soong and the Transformation of American Orientalism by Karen J. Leong University of California Press, 2005 Moderator: Harvey Dong Session 8A Saturday, 3:30-5:00 Garden A

SYNOPSIS: The China Mystique explores how Pearl S. Buck, Anna May Wong, and Mayling Soong Chiang experienced and ultimately embodied American orientalism toward China during the 1930s and 40s. As celebrities popularly associated with China, each woman negotiated what it meant to be Chinese American against the backdrop of the United States' shifting international relations with China, changing roles of women, and the growth of consumer culture.

AUTHOR: Karen J. Leong is an associate professor in Women's Studies and an affiliate faculty member of Asian Pacific...

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