Abstract

ABSTRACT:

The essay examines the rise of anti-Asian aggression within the converging vectors of the pandemic, the escalation of the U.S.-China trade war, and the growing concerns about cyber- and techno-security. By analyzing the techniques and effects of race-making in the current pandemic moment and connecting them to historical antecedents, we trace the persistence of the yellow peril ideology across different contexts. We argue that the yellow peril ideology, now configured within a techno-Orientalist imaginary where China is posited as the chief enemy-threat, is powerfully animating the racial logics and racial affect mediating the multiple terrains of public health, technology, and global trade.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1096-8598
Print ISSN
1097-2129
Pages
pp. 421-440
Launched on MUSE
2020-11-10
Open Access
No
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