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Comedy, Humor, and Asian American Representation  

Caroline Kyungah Hong

Asian Americans have had and continue to have a complicated relationship with comedy and humor. On the one hand, comedy and humor have always been a vital and dynamic part of Asian ... More

Liveness: Performance of Ideology and Technology in the Changing Media Environment  

Suk-Young Kim

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Mar 2017
“Liveness” is a crucial concept that traverses the boundaries of many academic disciplines; however, most prominently, performance studies, media studies, and music studies have been ... More

Performance Theory and Asian American Literature and Culture  

Ju Yon Kim

The term “performance” covers expansive ground: it can suggest theatrical presentation, the demonstration of ability, or the execution of a task. Theories of performance variously ... More

Queer South Asian Diasporas  

Kareem Khubchandani

Queer South Asian Diasporas can refer to the individuals and communities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people who trace their ancestry to the South Asian ... More

Yellowface Performance: Historical and Contemporary Contexts  

Josephine Lee

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Feb 2019
In European and North American theater and film, the centuries-old practice of “yellowface”—white actors playing Asian-identified characters—has dominated the ways that Asians and Asian ... More

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