marvels and monsters: unmasking asian images in u.s. comics, 1942-1986

Jeff Yang's latest "Asian Pop" column for SF Gate is all about comic books! Specifically, science fiction author William F. Wu's massive comic book collection, spanning the period from 1942 to 1986, which has the distinction of being the largest gathering of Asian images in American comics in existence. And most of those images are pretty awful, from the Lotus Blossom to the Yellow Peril: The league of extraordinary stereotypes.

New York University's Fales Library and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute recently asked Jeff to curate the inaugural exhibition of Wu's unique collection, themed around a set of eight Asian archetypes. It sounds awesome. Jeff will be doing a one-on-one talk with William F. Wu at the Opening Reception of the exhibit next week, May 26. Here are some more details:
MARVELS AND MONSTERS: Unmasking Asian Images In U.S. Comics, 1942-1986

The William F. Wu Collection At NYU Fales Library & Special Collections

Thursday, May 26
6-8 pm


The Tracey/Barry Gallery
The NYU Fales Library & Special Collections
70 Washington Square South, 3rd Floor
Photo ID required for building entry
Gallery hours: M-F 10am-6pm

Kindly RSVP by May 24: www.apa.nyu.edu | apa.rsvp@nyu.edu | 212-992-9653
For some more background, and to see some cool art from the exhibition, go to Jeff's blog here. And for further information about the opening reception, go to the Asian/Pacific/American Institute website here. The exhibition will run from May 26 through August 19 at the NYU Fales Library gallery.

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