Confucius Institute China talk: Fu Manchu and the construction of Oriental villainy
|Dates:||28 September 2011|
|Times:||12:30 - 13:30|
|How much:||Book on 0161 275 2648, free, adults and older children|
12.30-1.30pm. With Dr Jenny Clegg, Senior Lecturer in Asia Pacific Studies, University of Central Lancashire. The fictional character of Dr Fu Manchu, epitomising the Oriental villain, was created by the popular author Sax Rohmer in the early years of the twentieth century at the height of the 'Yellow Peril' scare. This talk will explore the background and highlight the images and themes which so caught the Western popular imagination on both sides of the Atlantic at the time, making the stories and films such a sensational success. The question to be asked is: to what extent do such negative stereotypes remain alive in Western discourse today and with what effect? Part of a series of talks by the The Confucius Institute at The University of Manchester.
Price: Book on 0161 275 2648, free, adults and older children
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