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Fear of a Chinese Planet - SF Gate
Via Racialicious, Jeff Yang (Secret Identities) has an excellent analysis of anti-Chinese sentiment in Western pop culture, from the turn of the century to the recent “Chinese Professor” ad. Yang focuses on sf and pulp in particular, discussing Fu Manchu, Ra’s al Ghul, the “techno-Orientalist never-neverlands” of cyberpunk, and Firefly.
He also highlights criticism and subversion: MELUS 33:4, “Alien/Asian” (2008), focuses on Asians in sf; The Dragon and the Stars (DAW, 2010), an anthology of Chinese diasporic sf; and the Evil Chinese Professor Meme-Off, led by Angry Asian Man, Reappropriate, 8Asians and Disgrasian. Go check it out!