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Volume 2, Issue 4 (1973)

Stereotyping of Asians in America: Past and Continuing Problems of Chinese-Americans

pp. 51—57

American perceptions toward the Chinese have been a peculiar blend of naive simplicity, a dualism of favorability/unfavorability, and vicarious stereotypic references. The Golden Spike Centennial, which largely denied a Chinese role, was another sign that a disparate relationship continues between reality and representation of the Chinese people in American Society. Speeches celebrating the completion of the trans-continental railroad in 1869 and a hundred years hence typify the same myopic, ethnocentric view of what an American and a Chinese can be.

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