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Cleansing the Conscience of the People: Reading Head Tax Redress in Multicultural Canada
Rensia Mawani. 2004 Volume 19 Issue 2 Canadian Journal of Law and Society.
Mawani argues that the courts, politicians, and the public have read the Chinese Canadian redress campaign through two liberal nation-racial myths that circulate within and sustain Canadian discourses of multiculturalism: immigration as "choice" and Chinese Canadian as "model minorities" (Summary from the Anti-Racism Bookshelf by Niki Bains and Sylvie Vigneux).
Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS)
Reference of principally western-language articles and book chapters on all parts of Asia published since 1971.
Contains information on current issues and events selected from more than 1500 international sources, including translated broadcasts, news agency tramsmissions, newspapers, periodicals and government documents.
The Multicultural Canada digitization project grew from our conviction that the cultural groups that make up our country have little-known stories that need to be researched and told. Through newspapers, interviews, photographs, print and material culture people tell us who they are.The collection includes newspapers, oral histories, photographs, books, newsletters, legal documents, meeting minutes and other ephemeral materials.
Books from the catalogue
Racism, dissent, and Asian Americans from 1850 to the present : a documentary history by Philip S. Foner and Daniel Rosenberg (editors)
Call Number: E184 O6R23
Publication Date: 1993
Drawing from a broad range of articles, speeches, short stories, pamphlets, sermons, debates, laws, public statements, Supreme Court decisions and conventions, this documentary history demonstrates the persistence of a humanist, if not an anti-racist, pulse in American society in the face of discriminatory government policy and prevalent anti-Asian ideology and treatment.
Echoes of mutiny : race, surveillance, and Indian anticolonialism in North America by Seema Sohi
Call Number: F855.2 E2S67 2014
Publication Date: 2014
Seema Sohi traces how Indian labor migrants, students, and intellectual activists who journeyed across the globe seeking to escape the exploitative and politically repressive policies of the British Raj, linked restrictive immigration policies and political repression in North America to colonial subjugation at home. In the process, they developed an international anticolonial consciousness that boldly confronted the British and American empires.
Yellow peril! : an archive of anti-Asian fear by John Kuo Wei Tchen and Dylan Yeats (Editors)
Call Number: E184 A75Y45 2014
Publication Date: 2014
The 'yellow peril' is one of the most long-standing and pervasive racist ideas in Western culture-indeed, this book traces its history to the Enlightenment era. Yet while Fu Manchu evokes a fading historical memory, yellow peril ideology persists, WC animating, for example, campaign commercials from the 2012 presidential election.
Yellow Peril! is the first comprehensive repository of anti-Asian images and writing, pop culture artifacts and political polemic.
Myth of the Model Minority by Joe R. Feagin; Rosalind S. Chou
Call Number: ELECTRONIC
Publication Date: 2014-07-30
The book depicts the 'double consciousness' of many Asian Americans--experiencing racism but feeling the pressures to conform to popular images of their group as America's highly achieving 'model minority
CCNC-SJ'S FACERACE TOOLKIT
The Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice's online toolkit provides examples of what racism looks like for children and families.