Resources

Liu, Sandra. “Passion and Commitment: Asian American Women and Hollywood.” Rpt. in Making More Waves: New Writing by Asian American Women. Ed. Elanie H. Kim. Beacon Press, 1997. Print.

The media paints a rosy picture of Asian American women as they start to receive recognition for their work especially in The Joy Luck Club. However, there are still major obstacles facing many Asian Americans trying to go big in Hollywood

Jang, Daniel Y. “How MTV And Other Corporations Are Challenging Asian America: An Examination Of The Business Perspective On Asian American Identity.” Asian American Policy Review 15.(2006): 49-56. Academic Search Complete. Web. 19 Feb. 2013.

The article describes how MTV created special networks targeted toward Asian Americans. The move helped redefine the Asian identity in America. In addition, the Asian minority is a rapidly growing market that will cause business to reexamine their approach to this group.

Suzuki, Bob H. “Asian Americans as the: “Model Minority”: Outdoing Whites? Or Media Hype?Change 21.6 (1989): 12-19. Web. 13 Feb. 2013.

This article examines the model minority stereotype of Asians. Many believe that Asians are studious, hard-working, and successful; however, the article examines the fallacies behind the model minority argument. The article attributes this stereotype to the portrayals of Asians in the media that have ingrained the model minority idea into our heads.

Magpanthong, Chalisa, and Drew McDaniel. “Media Portrayals Of Southeast Asian Labor Migration.” Journal Of US-China Public Administration 8.6 (2011): 615-628. Academic Search Complete. Web. 19 Feb. 2013.

This article examines the labor migration of South Asian countries. In particular, Malaysia and Singapore are the receiving countries whereas Indonesia and the Philippines are the sources of migrant workers. The main focus is on how the media portrayals affect human interest, politics and policies, and social cost frames.

Hua, Hsu. “Everyone Else’s Jeremy Lin.” Amerasia Journal 38.3 (2012): 126-129. Academic Search Complete. Web. 19 Feb. 2013.

The article looks at the phenomena of Linsanity and its effect on Asian Americans’ self-perception and their relationship with US pop culture. A discussion on the portrayal of Jeremy Lin in pop culture in relation to Asian stereotypes is also included.

Shankar, Shalini. “Creating Model Consumers: Producing Ethnicity, Race, And Class In Asian American Advertising.” American Ethnologist 39.3 (2012): 578-591. Academic Search Complete. Web. 19 Feb. 2013.

The article examines how creating advertisements for Asian Americans influences the construction of race and ethnicity in the United States. The model minority stereotype is also examined in this article; however, the twist is that advertising agencies have turned the model minority producer stereotype into the model minority consumer.

Wang, Grace. “A Shot At Half-Exposure: Asian Americans In Reality TV Shows.” Television & New Media 11.5 (2010): 404-427. Academic Search Complete. Web. 19 Feb. 2013.

The few Asians that are featured in reality shows are racialized heavily. The article examines several reality TV shows, and the majority paint Asians as mindless technician lacking the creativity to win competitions. In addition, the article goes in depth about the differences in the perception of skill and talent between Asians and whites.  

Davé, Shilpa. “Matchmakers And Cultural Compatibility: Arranged Marriage, South Asians, And American Television.” South Asian Popular Culture 10.2 (2012): 167-183. Academic Search Complete. Web. 19 Feb. 2013.

The article examines the stereotype of arranged marriages in Asian communities and its effect on Asian Americans. These stereotypes help portray Asians as unwilling to accept the Western customs of finding one’s own love.

Hillanbrand, Margaret. “Of Myths And Men: Better Luck Tomorrow And The Mainstreaming Of Asian America Cinema.” Cinema Journal 47.4 (2008): 50-75. Academic Search Complete. Web. 11 Mar. 2013.

This article looks into the problems that Asian American men face when they are portrayed in the movies. Many of these portrayals are inaccurate but Justin Lin’s Better Luck Tomorrow offers a glimpse of hope. The movie shows viewers that many of the stereotypes are not true.

Ana, Jeffrey Santa. “Feeling Ancestral: The Emotions Of Mixed Race And Memory In Asian American Cultural Productions.” Positions 16.2 (2008): 457-482. Academic Search Complete. Web. 11 Mar. 2013.

The recent increase in the number of cultural works about mixed-race people has increased awareness that Asian-Americans are not just one race. Many are mixed and this identity brings about a lot of different emotions for people. The article examines the role that these cultural works has on the on Asian American community.

Shah, Hemant. “Asian Culture” And Asian American Identities In The Television And Film Industries Of The United States.” Simile 3.3 (2003): N.PAG. Academic Search Complete. Web. 11 Mar. 2013.

This article examines the history of Asian culture in the media. Four main stereotypes was born because of Hollywood and television portrayed Asians. Resistance to these images grew stronger in the 1960s when Asian American filmmakers developed “triangular cinema”.  It was a strategy for Asian American community building, political mobilization, and the creation of an Asian American film style.

Feng, Peter X. “The State Of Asian American Cinema: In Search Of Community.” Cineaste 24.4 (1999): 20. Academic Search Complete. Web. 11 Mar. 2013.

The article discusses the status of Asian American film and video production in the United States. Furthermore, an analysis of the prospects of Asian American feature filmmakers is also provided.

Bassett, Patrick F. “The Model Minority?.” Independent School 70.2 (2011): 9-12. Academic Search Complete. Web. 11 Mar. 2013.

This article talks about the common myths and stereotypes associated with the model minority. Then general comments about the reality of the situation is given. The lack of information reinforces these myths and stereotypes which create discrimination.

Kawai, Yuko. “Stereotyping Asian Americans: The Dialectic Of The Model Minority And The Yellow Peril.” Howard Journal Of Communications 16.2 (2005): 109-130. Academic Search Complete. Web. 11 Mar. 2013.

The article compares and contrasts the model minority stereotype and the yellow peril stereotype. One is viewed as positive whereas one is viewed as negative. The author argues that both stereotype are the same and that both are portrayed in mainstream media in negative ways.

Feng, Peter. “Redefining Asian American Masculinity: Steven Okazaki’s American Sons.” Cineaste 22.3 (1996): 27. Academic Search Complete. Web. 11 Mar. 2013.

 This article examines the portrayal of Asian American masculinity in the media. In addition, the article focuses on the portrayal of Asian American women in popular culture. Sexuality is explored and wider implications of redefining Asian American masculinity is also discussed.

 

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