American Peril: Imagining the Foreign Threat

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American Peril: Imagining the Foreign Threat

November 2, 2018 - December 30, 2018

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A series of 60+ original printed works connecting four distinct periods and the complex history of Anti-Asian racism in the United States – Chinese Exclusion Era in mid 1800’s, WWII Anti-Japanese Propaganda, the Auto Industry’s Japan Bashing in the 1970’s – 1980’s, and Post 9/11 Islamophobia in relationship to contemporary political rhetoric. By framing highly amplified contemporary issues such as Islamophobia as part of the larger historic trend, the show encourages viewers to consider historical precedents and their effects, and to think more critically about today’s (21st century) xenophobia.


Twelve Gates Arts
51 N. Second Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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