Me & Bobby Lee

Sansei Geisha in academic journal:

Bardsley, Jan.  “Liza Dalby’s Geisha: the view twenty-five years later,” Southeast Review of Asian Studies, vol. 31 (2009), pp.309-323.  [ Read online | Download pdf ]  An excerpt:

We discuss how Lee and Tsuchitani deploy their own bodies in comic ways–Lee in his sketch and Tsuchitani in his posters–as a form of mockery, and also, in effect, for implying how feminized or even invisible the Asian man becomes in “geisha girl” narratives. How does the preponderance of images of exotic Asia affect American perceptions of Asia and Asian Americans?

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