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The Resource Yellowface : creating the Chinese in American popular music and performance, 1850s-1920s, Krystyn R. Moon

Yellowface : creating the Chinese in American popular music and performance, 1850s-1920s, Krystyn R. Moon

Label
Yellowface : creating the Chinese in American popular music and performance, 1850s-1920s
Title
Yellowface
Title remainder
creating the Chinese in American popular music and performance, 1850s-1920s
Statement of responsibility
Krystyn R. Moon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Annotation
  • Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
COO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moon, Krystyn R.
Dewey number
780/.89/951073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3477
LC item number
.M66 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
ML3477
NAL item number
(INTERNET)
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular music
  • Chinese Americans
  • MUSIC
  • Popular music
  • United States
  • Populaire muziek
  • Toneel
  • Chinezen
  • Stereotypen
Summary expansion
  • Music and performance provide a unique window into the ways that cultural information is circulated and perceptions are constructed. Because they both require listening, are inherently ephemeral, and most often involve collaboration between disparate groups, they inform cultural perceptions differently from literary or visual art forms, which tend to be more tangible and stable. In Yellowface, Krystyn R. Moon explores the contributions of writers, performers, producers, and consumers in order to demonstrate how popular music and performance has played an important role in constructing Chinese and Chinese American stereotypes. The book brings to life the rich musical period of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. During this time, Chinese and Chinese American musicians and performers appeared in a variety of venues, including museums, community theaters, and world's fairs, where they displayed their cultural heritage and contested anti-Chinese attitudes. A smaller number crossed overinto vaudeville and performed non-Chinese materials. Moon shows how these performers carefully navigated between racist attitudes and their own artistic desires. While many scholars have studied both African American music and blackface minstrelsy, little attention has been given to Chinese and Chinese American music. This book provides a rare look at the way that immigrants actively participated in the creation, circulation, and, at times, subversion of Chinese stereotypes through their musical and performance work
  • Krystyn R. Moon explores the contributions of writers, performers, producers, and consumers in order to demonstrate how popular music and performance has played an important role in constructing Chinese and Chinese American stereotypes. The book brings to life the rich musical period of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
Label
Yellowface : creating the Chinese in American popular music and performance, 1850s-1920s, Krystyn R. Moon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Imagining China: early nineteenth-century writings and musical productions -- Towards exclusion: American popular songs on Chinese immigration, 1850-1882 -- Chinese and Chinese immigrant performers on the American stage, 1830s-1920s -- The sounds of Chinese otherness and American popular music, 1880s-1920s -- From aversion to fascination: new lyrics and voices, 1880s-1920s -- The rise of Chinese and Chinese American vaudevillians, 1900s-1920s
Control code
191930387
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 220 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813535418
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
0813535417
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jv7tf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191930387
Label
Yellowface : creating the Chinese in American popular music and performance, 1850s-1920s, Krystyn R. Moon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Imagining China: early nineteenth-century writings and musical productions -- Towards exclusion: American popular songs on Chinese immigration, 1850-1882 -- Chinese and Chinese immigrant performers on the American stage, 1830s-1920s -- The sounds of Chinese otherness and American popular music, 1880s-1920s -- From aversion to fascination: new lyrics and voices, 1880s-1920s -- The rise of Chinese and Chinese American vaudevillians, 1900s-1920s
Control code
191930387
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 220 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813535418
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
0813535417
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jv7tf
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191930387

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