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Dis-Orienting Planets: Racial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction

Isiah Lavender III

Abstract

Dis-Orienting Planets: Racial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction continues where Black and Brown Planets: The Politics of Race in Science Fiction (2014) left off. This anthology features essays depicting Asia and Asians in science fiction literature, film, and fandom with particular attention paid to China, Japan, India, and Korea. The collection concentrates on political representations of Asian identity in science fiction’s imagination, from fear of the Yellow Peril and its host of stereotypes to techno-Orientalism and the remains of a post-colonial heritage. In fact, Dis-Orienting P ... More

Keywords: Orientalism, Yellow Peril, Techno-Orientalism, Cyberpunk, Alien/Asian

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781496811523
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496811523.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Isiah Lavender III, editor
Louisiana State University