On a stage built by others: Creating an intellectual history of Asian Americans

TitleOn a stage built by others: Creating an intellectual history of Asian Americans
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsYu, H
JournalAMERASIA JOURNAL
Volume26
Pagination141-161
ISBN Number0044-7471
KeywordsAsian Americans, Historiography, HUMANITIES, Intellectual Disciplines, MULTIDISCIPLINARY, Social History, Stereotypes
Abstract

Explores the problems inherent in studying the intellectual and cultural life of Asian Americans in the United States, a country that has understood them first and foremost as exotic "orientals." Discusses the ways "orientals" have been understood in U.S. social thought as a racial "problem" and a racial "solution." (SLD)