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Yellowface

  1. 1. YELLOW FACE A history.
  2. 2. Ever hear of the term blackface?
  3. 3. Similarly, yellowface is thepractice of applying prostheses orpaint to simulate a crude idea ofwhat “Asians” look like.
  4. 4. THEPROCESS
  5. 5. The transformation of ShirleyMacLaine
  6. 6. Yellowfacemeans morethan a non-Asian personwearing make-up to lookAsian.
  7. 7. It is non-Asianbodies (usuallywhite) controllingwhat it means to beAsian on screen andstage, particularly inlead/major roles.
  8. 8. Do you wantthem torepresentyou?
  9. 9. Thank goodness our society is over yellowface, right?
  10. 10. WRONG!
  11. 11. What aboutthese people?
  12. 12. What does this mean for you?
  13. 13. Why
  14. 14. can’t
  15. 15. they
  16. 16. just
  17. 17. have
  18. 18. Asian
  19. 19. American
  20. 20. Actors
  21. 21. and
  22. 22. Actresses
  23. 23. Presentation by Liz S. Jang & Tony K. ChoiMade for SYEP ’11 @ KRC Feel free to distribute, give credit where it’s due. No copyright infringement intended. For educational purposes only.
  24. 24. Slide 30 Columbia PicturesImage Credits Slide Slide 31 32 20th Century Fox Walt Disney PicturesSlide 1 flickr/Sid Andrew Slide 33 Metro Goldwyn-MeyerSlide 2 flickr/whsimages Slide 34 flickr/DrachmannSlide 3 flickr/brizzlebornandbred Slide 35 flickr/ADiamondFellFromTheSkySlide 4 flickr/coreyann Slide 36 Tony Choi Slide 37 flickr/CrespoEventsSlide 10 (right) DVD Beaver Slide 38 flickr/92ytribecaSlide 11 flickr/thomashawk Slide 39 flickr/Loren JavierSlide 13 flickr/lobraumeister Slide 40 flickr/orayzioSlide 14 flickr/laughingsquid Slide 41 flickr/jeffhenshawSlide 21 (left) TV Trivia Tribute Slide 42 flickr/greginhollywood Slide 43 flickr/nohodamon(right) I Won’t Love You Long Time Slide 44 flickr/nohodamonSlide 22 Tony Choi Slide 46 flickr/Korean Resource CenterSlide 23 flickr/Barack ObamaSlide 29 Paramount PicturesSlides 16-22: The Makeup GallerySlides 25-27: Racebending

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