5. Big Trouble in Little China

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**We had audio troubles – this one is kind of rough. Sorry guys!*

Nikki and Sher find out how Chinatown came about (hint: it’s all Britain’s fault). What does the railroad have to do with it? How are gangs and prostitution related? What is the “magical Asian” stereotype? Find out in this week’s episode!

Articles/sites referenced in the show:

http://www.pbs.org/kqed/chinatown/resourceguide/story.html

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Opium-Wars

http://www.history.com/topics/inventions/transcontinental-railroad)

https://www.americanhistoryusa.com/chinatown-sex-slaves-human-trafficking-san-francisco-history/

http://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Chinatown-gang-feud-ignited-one-of-SF-s-worst-8348992.php

“Hollywood’s 6 Favorite Offensive Stereotypes.” 

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MagicalAsian

https://thenerdsofcolor.org/2017/01/23/rogue-one-subverts-asian-male-stereotypes-and-thats-important/

 

 

 

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