Cold War Orientalism Asia in the Middlebrow Imagination, 1945-1961

ISBN-10: 0520232305
ISBN-13: 9780520232303
Edition: 2003
Authors: Christina Klein
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List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 3/10/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 326
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

In the years following World War II, American writers and artists produced a steady stream of popular stories about Americans living, working, and traveling in Asia and the Pacific. Meanwhile the U.S., competing with the Soviet Union for global power, extended its reach into Asia to an unprecedented degree. This book reveals that these trends--the proliferation of Orientalist culture and the expansion of U.S. power--were linked in complex and surprising ways. While most cultural historians of the Cold War have focused on the culture of containment, Christina Klein reads the postwar period as one of international economic and political integration--a distinct chapter in the process of U.S.-led globalization. Through her analysis of a wide range of texts and cultural phenomena--including Rodgers and Hammerstein'sSouth PacificandThe King and I,James Michener's travel essays and novelHawaii,and Eisenhower's People-to-People Program--Klein shows how U.S. policy makers, together with middlebrow artists, writers, and intellectuals, created a culture of global integration that represented the growth of U.S. power in Asia as the forging of emotionally satisfying bonds between Americans and Asians. Her book enlarges Edward Said's notion of Orientalism in order to bring to light a cultural narrative about both domestic and international integration that still resonates today.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments Introduction
Sentimental Education: Creating a Global Imaginary of Integration
Reader's Digest, Saturday review, and the Middlebrow Aesthetic of Commitment
How to Be an American Abroad: James Michener's The Voice of Asia and Postwar Mass Tourism
Family Ties as Political Obligation: Oscar Hammerstein II, South Pacific, and the Discourse of Adoption
Musicals and Modernization: The King and I
Asians in America: Flower Drum Song and Hawaii
Conclusion
Notes
Index

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