The Yellow Peril: Dr Fu Manchu & The Rise of Chinaphobia

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9780500252079: The Yellow Peril: Dr Fu Manchu & The Rise of Chinaphobia
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A hundred years ago, a character made his first appearance in the world of literature who was to enter the bloodstream of 20th-century popular culture: the evil genius called Dr Fu Manchu, described at the beginning of the first story in which he appeared as the yellow peril incarnate in one man. Why did the idea that the Chinese were a threat to Western civilization develop at precisely the time when that country was in chaos, divided against itself, victim of successive famines and utterly incapable of being a peril to anyone even if it had wanted to be? Here, Sir Christopher Frayling assembles an astonishing diversity of evidence to show how deeply ingrained Chinaphobia became in the West so acutely relevant again in the new era of Chinese superpower. Along the way he talks to Edward Said, to the last Governor of Hong Kong, to Sax Rohmers widow, to movie stars and a host of others; he journeys through the opium dens of the 19th century with Charles Dickens; takes us to the heart of popular culture in the music hall, pulp literature and the mass-market press; and shows how film amplifies our assumptions, demonstrating throughout how we neglect the history of popular culture at our own peril if we want to understand our deepest desires and fears.

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There can be no doubt that the concept of Orientalism throws a good deal of light on key elements of the Fu Manchu formula. --London Review of Books

... exhaustive and fascinating ... thorough and fluently written. --Frances Wood, Times Literary Supplement

A passionately argued extended essay criticising the west's protean paranoia of China. --Financial Times Weekend

... engrossing, wide-ranging study of the deeply prejudicial mythology surrounding matters Chinese. --Philip French, The Observer

Frayling's wise, intellectually curious study of the west's anxieties about the 'yellow peril' is a testament to the author's cunning in selecting such an unexpectedly fertile subject. --New Statesman

Frayling's deep knowledge of Edwardian sinophobia and its cultural manifestations is fascinating; his cultural history is both beautifully constructed and richly illustrated with vintage postcards, reproductions of book covers and posters, movie stills and cartoons ... Christopher Frayling brilliantly chronicles a shameful history of racism, and warns against the assumption that it no longer exists. --Guardian

Covers an impressively broad terrain ... lavishly illustrated ... Frayling's tale is a fascinating one. --The Financial Times

A fascinating exploration of a surprisingly long-lived phenomenon combining a wealth of arresting detail with a big theme that has relevance today. --Jonathan Fenby

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