The East Is Black

The East Is Black

Cold War China in the Black Radical Imagination

Paperback - 2015
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During the Cold War, several prominent African American radical activist-intellectuals--including W.E.B. and Shirley Graham Du Bois, journalist William Worthy, Marxist feminist Vicki Garvin, and freedom fighters Mabel and Robert Williams--traveled and lived in China. There, they used a variety of media to express their solidarity with Chinese communism and to redefine the relationship between Asian struggles against imperialism and black American movements against social, racial, and economic injustice. In The East Is Black , Taj Frazier examines the ways in which these figures and the Chinese government embraced the idea of shared struggle against U.S. policies at home and abroad. He analyzes their diverse cultural output (newsletters, print journalism, radio broadcasts, political cartoons, lectures, and documentaries) to document how they imagined communist China's role within a broader vision of a worldwide anticapitalist coalition against racism and imperialism.
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2015.
ISBN: 9780822357681
0822357682
9780822357865
0822357860
9780822376095
Characteristics: xiv, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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