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Sex Machine: Asian Women in the U.S. Cold War Imaginary

Event Type
Department of Asian American Studies
Asian American Cultural Center1210 W NevadaUrbana
Feb 12, 2014   5:00 pm  
Dr. Long Bui, Chancellor's Post Doctoral Fellow, Univeristy of Illinois
Originating Calendar
Asian American Studies

Long Bui’s presentation will examine the construction and representation of Asian women as human sex machines in U.S. media culture. While much of the scholarly research on Asians and Asian Americans have focused on immigration, citizenship or labor, Dr. Bui’s research looks through gendered ideas of machinery to examine the techno-Orientalist discourses that have shaped notions about Asian women as technological beings separate from normative ideas of humanity. Long is teaching “AAS 100: Introduction to Asian American Studies” this spring semester 2014.

Long Bui received his Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, San Diego. He is currently a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Asian American Studies. In his teaching and scholarship, Bui explores the intersections of race, visual media culture, politics and history. Besides his work as a visual artist and poet, he has published academic research examining ideas of race, gender and sexuality on television and film.

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