This paper argues that the representation of East Asian women in popular media is harmful through its exaggerated portrayal of the ‘China Doll’, and ‘Dragon Lady’, ultimately further exoticizing and dehumanizing East Asian women, ensuring the dominance of the West. I will study these portrayals and their impacts through historical and modern film, modern magazines, and intersectional oppression that the restrictive categorizations place upon women of East Asian descent.
Lee, Joey. 2018. "East Asian "China Doll" or "Dragon Lady"?." Bridges: An Undergraduate Journal of Contemporary Connections 3, (1). https://scholars.wlu.ca/bridges_contemporary_connections/vol3/iss1/2