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The Japan of Pure Invention


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Introduction: Meditations on The Mikado, Part I. 18851. My Objects All Sublime: Racial Performance and Commodity Culture, 2. "My Artless Japanese Way": Japanese Villages and Absent Coolies, 3. Magical Objects and Therapeutic Yellowface, Part II. 1938-394. "And Others of His Race": Blackface and Yellowface, 5. Titipu Comes to America: Hot and Cool Mikados, Part III. Contemporary Mikados, 6. "The Threatened Cloud": Production and Protest, 7. Asian American Mikados, 8. The Mikado in Japan, Acknowledgments, Notes, Index

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Josephine Lee is associate professor of English and Asian American studies at the University of Minnesota. She is author of Performing Asian America: Race and Ethnicity on the Contemporary Stage and coeditor (with Imogene Lim and Yuko Matsukawa) of Re/Collecting Early Asian America: Essays in Culture History.

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