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The Resource Techno-Orientalism : imagining Asia in speculative fiction, history, and media, edited by David S. Roh, Betsy Huang, and Greta A. Niu

Techno-Orientalism : imagining Asia in speculative fiction, history, and media, edited by David S. Roh, Betsy Huang, and Greta A. Niu

Label
Techno-Orientalism : imagining Asia in speculative fiction, history, and media
Title
Techno-Orientalism
Title remainder
imagining Asia in speculative fiction, history, and media
Statement of responsibility
edited by David S. Roh, Betsy Huang, and Greta A. Niu
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What will the future look like? To judge from many speculative fiction films and books, from Blade Runner to Cloud Atlas, the future will be full of cities that resemble Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, and it will be populated mainly by cold, unfeeling citizens who act like robots. Techno-Orientalism investigates the phenomenon of imagining Asia and Asians in hypo- or hyper-technological terms in literary, cinematic, and new media representations, while critically examining the stereotype of Asians as both technologically advanced and intellectually primitive, in dire need of Western consciousness-raising. The collection's fourteen original essays trace the discourse of techno-orientalism across a wide array of media, from radio serials to cyberpunk novels, from Sax Rohmer's Dr. Fu Manchu to Firefly. Applying a variety of theoretical, historical, and interpretive approaches, the contributors consider techno-orientalism a truly global phenomenon. In part, they tackle the key question of how these stereotypes serve to both express and assuage Western anxieties about Asia's growing cultural influence and economic dominance. Yet the book also examines artists who have appropriated techno-orientalist tropes in order to critique racist and imperialist attitudes
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1978-
  • 1966-
  • 1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Roh, David S.
  • Huang, Betsy
  • Niu, Greta A.
Series statement
Asian American studies today
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science fiction
  • Asians in literature
  • Asians in motion pictures
  • Asians in mass media
  • Technology in literature
  • Asia
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Asians in literature
  • Asians in mass media
  • Asians in motion pictures
  • Literature
  • Science fiction
  • Technology in literature
  • Asia
  • Asien
  • Film
  • Literatur
  • Medien
  • Science-Fiction
  • Technologie
Label
Techno-Orientalism : imagining Asia in speculative fiction, history, and media, edited by David S. Roh, Betsy Huang, and Greta A. Niu
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-243) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I Iterations and Instantiations -- 1. Demon Courage and Dread Engines: America's Reaction to the Russo-Japanese War and the Genesis of the Japanese Invasion Sublime / Kenneth Hough -- 2. "Out of the Glamorous, Mystic East": Techno-Orientalism in Early Twentieth-Century U.S. Radio Broadcasting / Jason Crum -- 3. Looking Backward, from 2019 to 1881: Reading the Dystopias of Future Multiculturalism in the Utopias of Asian Exclusion / Victor Bascara -- 4. Queer Excavations: Technology, Temporality, Race / Warren Liu -- 5. I, Stereotype: Detained in the Uncanny Valley / Seo-Young Chu -- 6. The Mask of Fu Manchu, Son of Sinbad, and Star Wars IV: A New Hope: Techno-Orientalist Cinema as a Mnemotechnics of Twentieth-Century US.-Asian Conflicts / Abigail De Kosnik -- 7. Racial Speculations: (Bio)technology, Battlestar Galactica, and a Mixed-Race Imagining / Jinny Huh -- 8. Never Stop Playing: StarCraft and Asian Gamer Death / Se Young Kim -- 9. "Home Is Where the War Is": Remaking Techno-Orientalist Militarism on the Homefront / Dylan Yeats -- pt. II Reappropriations and Recuperations -- 10. Thinking about Bodies, Souls, and Race in Gibson's Bridge Trilogy / Julie Ha Tran -- 11. Reimagining Asian Women in Feminist Post-Cyberpunk Science Fiction / Kathryn Allan -- 12. The Cruel Optimism of Asian Futurity and the Reparative Practices of Sonny Liew's Malinky Robot / Aimee Bahng -- 13. Palimpsestic Orientalisms and Antiblackness; or, Joss Whedon's Grand Vision of an Asian/American Tomorrow / Douglas Ishii -- 14. "How Does It Not Know What It Is?": The Techno-Orientalized Body in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and Larissa Lai's Automaton Biographies / Catherine Fung -- 15. A Poor Man from a Poor Country: Nam June Paik, TV-Buddha, and the Techno-Orientalist Lens / Charles Park
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ocn913869424
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1 online resource (x, 260 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780813570655
Lccn
2014027494
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40024839757
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt16479bv
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)913869424
Label
Techno-Orientalism : imagining Asia in speculative fiction, history, and media, edited by David S. Roh, Betsy Huang, and Greta A. Niu
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-243) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I Iterations and Instantiations -- 1. Demon Courage and Dread Engines: America's Reaction to the Russo-Japanese War and the Genesis of the Japanese Invasion Sublime / Kenneth Hough -- 2. "Out of the Glamorous, Mystic East": Techno-Orientalism in Early Twentieth-Century U.S. Radio Broadcasting / Jason Crum -- 3. Looking Backward, from 2019 to 1881: Reading the Dystopias of Future Multiculturalism in the Utopias of Asian Exclusion / Victor Bascara -- 4. Queer Excavations: Technology, Temporality, Race / Warren Liu -- 5. I, Stereotype: Detained in the Uncanny Valley / Seo-Young Chu -- 6. The Mask of Fu Manchu, Son of Sinbad, and Star Wars IV: A New Hope: Techno-Orientalist Cinema as a Mnemotechnics of Twentieth-Century US.-Asian Conflicts / Abigail De Kosnik -- 7. Racial Speculations: (Bio)technology, Battlestar Galactica, and a Mixed-Race Imagining / Jinny Huh -- 8. Never Stop Playing: StarCraft and Asian Gamer Death / Se Young Kim -- 9. "Home Is Where the War Is": Remaking Techno-Orientalist Militarism on the Homefront / Dylan Yeats -- pt. II Reappropriations and Recuperations -- 10. Thinking about Bodies, Souls, and Race in Gibson's Bridge Trilogy / Julie Ha Tran -- 11. Reimagining Asian Women in Feminist Post-Cyberpunk Science Fiction / Kathryn Allan -- 12. The Cruel Optimism of Asian Futurity and the Reparative Practices of Sonny Liew's Malinky Robot / Aimee Bahng -- 13. Palimpsestic Orientalisms and Antiblackness; or, Joss Whedon's Grand Vision of an Asian/American Tomorrow / Douglas Ishii -- 14. "How Does It Not Know What It Is?": The Techno-Orientalized Body in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and Larissa Lai's Automaton Biographies / Catherine Fung -- 15. A Poor Man from a Poor Country: Nam June Paik, TV-Buddha, and the Techno-Orientalist Lens / Charles Park
Control code
ocn913869424
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 260 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813570655
Lccn
2014027494
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40024839757
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt16479bv
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)913869424

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