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(Embracing the East: White Women and American Orientalism.pdf) As exemplified by em Madame Butterfly em East West relations have often been expressed as the relations between the masculine dominant West and the feminine submissive East Yet this binary model does not account for the important role of white women in the construction of Orientalism Mari Yoshihara s study examines a wide range of white women who were attracted to Japan and China in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and shows how through their engagement with Asia these women found new forms of expression power and freedom that were often denied to them in other realms of their lives in America She demonstrates how white women s attraction to Asia shaped and was shaped by a complex mix of exoticism for the foreign admiration for the refined desire for power and control and love and compassion for the people of Asia Through concrete historical narratives and careful textual analysis she examines the ideological context for America s changing discourse about Asia and interrogates the power and appeal as well as the problems and limitations of American Orientalism for white women s explorations of their identities Combining the analysis of race and gender in the United States and the study of U S Asian relations Yoshihara s work represents the transnational direction of scholarship in American Studies and U S history In addition this interdisciplinary work brings together diverse materials and approaches including cultural history material culture visual arts performance studies and literary analysis br br em Embracing the East em was the winner of the Hiroshi Shimizu Award of the Japanese Association for American Studies best book in American Studies by a junior member of the association brDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Embracing the East: White Women and American Orientalism books for multiple devices.