Exhibition -- Marvels & Monsters: Unmasking Asian Images in U.S. Comics, 1942-1986

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Exhibition

Oct 201312 Feb 20149

Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, California, 90012
United States


Marvels & Monsters: Unmasking Asian Images in U.S. Comics, 1942-1986 
From Oct 12, 2013 -  February 9, 2014
Japanese American National Museum

Through a selection of images from comic books representing four turbulent decades, Marvels & Monsters illustrates how evolving racial and cultural archetypes defined America’s perceptions of Asians. This exhibition draws from noted science fiction author and cultural studies scholar William F. Wu’s comic book collection—the largest archive of comic books featuring Asians and Asian Americans—that was donated to the NYU Fales Library & Special Collections through the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.

Curated by Asian Pop columnist, Jeff Yang, this exhibition is a unique and fascinating look at how the images and characters of Asians and Asian Americans featured in comic books during times of war and unrest coalesced into archetypes that still remain today....

*  This exhibition is a collaboration between the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and the NYU Fales Library & Special Collections

 

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