Claiming the Oriental Gateway

Prewar Seattle and Japanese America

Shelley S. Lee
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272 pages

18 halftones

How the interests of Seattle and Japanese Americans were linked in the processes of urban boosterism before World War II

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction 1 Multiethnic Seattle 2 Making Seattle “Cosmopolitan” 3 Making Local Images for International Eyes: Race, Nationality, and the Seattle Camera Club, 1924-1929 4 “Problems of the Pacific” in “the Great Crucible of America”: Public Schools in the 1920s and the 1930s 5 “That Splendid Medium of Free Play”: Japanese American Sports during the Interwar Years 6 The Eve of War Epilogue Notes Selected Bibliography Index

About the Author(s)

Shelley Sang-Hee Lee is an Assistant Professor of Comparative American Studies and History at Oberlin College.


In the Series

  • Asian American History and Culture edited by Cathy Schlund-Vials, Rick Bonus, and Shelley Sang-Hee Lee

    Founded by Sucheng Chan in 1991, the Asian American History and Culture series has sponsored innovative scholarship that has redefined, expanded, and advanced the field of Asian American studies while strengthening its links to related areas of scholarly inquiry and engaged critique. Like the field from which it emerged, the series remains rooted in the social sciences and humanities, encompassing multiple regions, formations, communities, and identities. Extending the vision of founding editor Sucheng Chan and emeriti editor Michael Omi, David Palumbo-Liu, K. Scott Wong and Linda Trinh Võ, series editors Cathy Schlund-Vials, Rick Bonus, and Shelley Sang-Hee Lee continue to develop a foundational collection that embodies a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to Asian American studies.