By Michelle Murray Yang
Despite the U.S. and China’s shared monetary and political pursuits, mistrust among the international locations persists. How does the us rhetorically navigate its courting with China in the course of endured mistrust? This book pursues this question by way of rhetorically analyzing U.S. information and political discourse about the 2008 Beijing Olympic video games, the 2010 U.S. midterm elections, the 2012 U.S. presidential election, and the 2014-2015 chinese language cyber espionage controversy. It reveals that reminiscence frames of China because the yellow peril and the crimson risk have mixed to build China as a threatening purple peril. pink peril characterizations revive and revise yellow peril tropes of China as an ethical, political, monetary and armed forces probability via imbuing them with anti-communist ideology. Tracing the origins, features, and implications of the pink peril, this examine illustrates how old representations of the chinese language hazard proceed to restrict figuring out of U.S.-Sino family members through maintaining the countries’ dating mired within the past.
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