In the first book to focus on African American attitudes toward Japan and China, Marc Gallicchio examines the rise and fall of black internationalism in the first half of the twentieth century.
This daring new approach to world politics failed in its effort to seek solidarity with the two Asian countries, but it succeeded in rallying black Americans in the struggle for civil rights. Black internationalism emphasized the role of race or color in world politics and linked the domestic struggle of African Americans with the freedom struggle of emerging nations "of color," such as India and much of Africa.
In the early twentieth century, black internationalists, including W. Du Bois and Marcus Garvey, embraced Japan as a potential champion of the darker races, despite Japan's imperialism in China. After Pearl Harbor, black internationalists reversed their position and identified Nationalist China as an ally in the war against racism. Participants in this panel offer a mix of broad conceptualization with evocative biography and feature a mix of established and rising scholars.
Li discusses the black activist Vicki Garvin, who taught at Shanghai Foreign Languages University during the Cultural Revolution, and who lectured on American race relations throughout China from to While privileged to push the geographic, gender, and racial boundaries during the turbulent years of the twentieth century, Chen struggled and negotiated with racial ambiguity and was often caught among crushing ideological, political, and bureaucratic barriers. Keisha A.
Recasting of the term pushes for a decentering of Whiteness as it pertains to Chinese foreign policy and will further illuminates the influence and impact of a cadre of African Americans that traveled to and lived in the Peoples Republic of China during the reign and leadership of Chairman Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communist Party.
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