American Orientalism: How slurs shaped representation

American Orientalism: How Slurs Shaped Representation explores the impact of anti-Asian slurs coined during WWII and its effects on Asian representation in American media. The first recorded instance of an Anti-Japanese slur was in January 5 1942 in a Time magazine article citing "three Nip pilots." Nip and Jap rose in popularity and became ubiquitous in American media. In 1944, Warner Brothers released Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips. This exhibition features 15 pieces of visual culture that evidence the United States' history of anti-Asian sentiment from local newspapers demanding to "Ban Japs Forever" to caricatures in War and post-War comics, to Oscar-winning yellowface interpretations.