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The Asian Mystique

Dragon Ladies, Geisha Girls, and Our Fantasies of the Exotic Orient

Sheridan Prasso

Few Westerners escape the images, expectations and misperceptions that lead us to see Asia as exotic, sensual, decadent, dangerous, and mysterious. Despite — and because of — centuries of East-West interaction, the stereotypes of Western literature, stage, and screen remain pervasive icons: the tea-pouring, submissive, sexually available geisha gir...
Publish Date
2005
April 5
Goodreads rating
3.47
ISBN
9781586482145
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
Jun 23, 2019
On the orientalism of Asian airlines, the contrast with local/domestic airlines is telling. From the excellent though slightly dated book “The Asian Mystique: Dragon Ladies, Geisha Girls, and Our Fantasies of the Exotic Orient”.      source