The Cold War Origins of Model Minority Myth

  • Citation: Lee, Robert G. ‚ÄúThe Cold War Origins of the Model Minority Myth.‚Äù In Asian American Studies Now: A Critical Reader, edited by Jean Yu-Wen Shen Wu and Thomas Chen. Rutgers University Press, 2010.
    • Topics:
    • Great Power Conflict
    • Keywords:
    • United States
    • model minority myth
    • Cold War
    • Asian Americans

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