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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||xvii, 437 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Part 1. The Asian mystique. Mystery, sex, fear, and desire: a brief history --
Hollywood, Burbank, and the resulting imaginings --
Matters of men and country: the unbearable lightness of being portrayed --
"Race-sim," fetish, and fever --
Part 2. Ten people, ten colors. The real memoirs of geisha --
The other side of Miss Saigon --
Glamour of the skies, sorority of service --
Screwing, getting screwed, and getting ahead --
Who's playing whom --
China doll, dragon lady --
Power women --
Epilogue: Demand creates supply.
A prize-winning journalist and Asia expert issues a provocative critique of the West's eroticised illusions about Asia and how profoundly they colour our social, cultural, business, personal and political interactions.
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