Hollywood Asian Philip Ahn and the Politics of Cross-Ethnic Performance

ISBN-10: 1592135161

ISBN-13: 9781592135165

Edition: 2006

Authors: Hye Seung Chung

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A study of Korean identities in American cinema and television, this work investigates the career of Ahn (1905-1978), a pioneering Asian American screen icon and son of celebrated Korean nationalist An Ch'ang-ho.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 10/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Introduction: The Life and Death of a Hollywood Asian
Asian American Acts: Performance and Spectatorship
Portrait of a Patriot's Son: Philip Ahn and Korean Diasporic Identities in Hollywood
The Audience Who Knew Too Much: Oriental Masquerade and Ethnic Recognition among Asian Americans
Oriental Genres, 1930s to 1950s
Between Yellowphilia and Yellowphobia: Asian American Romance in Oriental Detective Films
State Intervention in the Imagining of Orientals in China Films of the 1930s and 1940s
Hollywood Goes to Korea: War, Melodrama, and the Biopic Politics of Battle Hymn
Conclusion: Becoming "Father," Becoming Asian American
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