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By Heike Raphael-Hernandez,Shannon Steen,Vijay Prashad,Gary Okihiro

With a Foreword through Vijay Prashad and an Afterword by way of Gary Okihiro

How may we comprehend yellowface performances through African american citizens in Thirties swing diversifications of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, Paul Robeson's help of Asian and Asian American struggles, or the absorption of hip hop through Asian American formative years culture?

AfroAsian Encounters is the 1st anthology to examine the mutual impact of and relationships among participants of the African and Asian diasporas. whereas those teams have frequently been considered occupying incommensurate, if no longer opposing, cultural and political positions, students from historical past, literature, media, and the visible arts the following hint their interconnections and interactions, in addition to the tensions among the 2 teams that usually come up. AfroAsian Encounters probes past pop culture to track the old lineage of those coalitions from the past due 19th century to the present.

A foreword through Vijay Prashad units the amount within the context of the Bandung convention part a century in the past, and an afterword via Gary Okihiro charts the contours of a “Black Pacific.” From the historical past of jap jazz composers to the present approval for black/Asian “buddy movies” like Rush Hour, AfroAsian Encounters is a groundbreaking intervention into experiences of race and ethnicity and a very important examine the transferring that means of race within the twenty-first century.

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