"Yellow Peril Redux" has been listed as Chancellor’s Call to Action research project for 2022-23. Fully titled as “Yellow Peril Redux: From Coolies to Concentration Camps, Trade Wars, and Coronavirus", it is a project funded by "Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Injustice Research Program" at University of Illinois. It investigates the anti-Asian racism expressed as “Yellow Peril”.
The American perception of “Yellow Peril,” and the racial bias it has mobilized, intersects with issues of economic development and competitiveness, cultural norms and racial relations, gender roles, class and social distinctions, technological change, and nationalism. Across the Pacific, American “Yellow Peril” has been observed and studied for decades in EA countries. Their perceptions and presentations of the US society and politics during those historical moments of Yellow Peril have long been overlooked in existing English publications on racial discrimination and violence against Asian-Americans.
The goal of this project is to create an array of resources for the public, educators, researchers, and students at local, state, and national levels. Running a speaker series in Spring 2023, the project is going to raise the awareness on this topic and stimulate discussion among parties interested.
SHAO Dan (Associate Professor, EALC History and GWS)
Steven Witt (Associate Professor, Center for Global Studies, International and Area Studies Library)
JIANG Shuyong (Associate Professor, International & Area Studies Library)
Matthew Brown (Associate Professor, Accounting, Economics and Finance, UIS)
Ian Wang (Champaign County Museum, U.S.-China Cultural Exchange Center)
Michelle Zhang (Founder of the Society of Heart’s Delight in San Jose, California)
PI: Shao Dan (email@example.com)
Graduate Assistant: Yangyang Liu (firstname.lastname@example.org)