By Heike Raphael-Hernandez,Shannon Steen,Vijay Prashad,Gary Okihiro

With a Foreword by way of Vijay Prashad and an Afterword via Gary Okihiro

How may we comprehend yellowface performances via African americans in Nineteen Thirties swing diversifications of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, Paul Robeson's aid of Asian and Asian American struggles, or the absorption of hip hop by means of Asian American early life culture?

AfroAsian Encounters is the 1st anthology to examine the mutual impact of and relationships among individuals of the African and Asian diasporas. whereas those teams have usually been considered occupying incommensurate, if no longer opposing, cultural and political positions, students from background, literature, media, and the visible arts right here hint their interconnections and interactions, in addition to the tensions among the 2 teams that typically come up. AfroAsian Encounters probes past pop culture to track the old lineage of those coalitions from the overdue 19th century to the present.

A foreword through Vijay Prashad units the amount within the context of the Bandung convention part a century in the past, and an afterword via Gary Okihiro charts the contours of a “Black Pacific.” From the heritage of jap jazz composers to the present acclaim for black/Asian “buddy motion pictures” like Rush Hour, AfroAsian Encounters is a groundbreaking intervention into reviews of race and ethnicity and a very important examine the moving which means of race within the twenty-first century.

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