Instructors’ Teaching Experience

It is good to remember that this text runs into the dangers of racial stereotyping on the part of the students in class. They often take to responding in a way that attributes ‘truth-value’ to Kinston’s representation of the Chinese society. They tend to see this as a realm of horrifying gender atrocities vis-a-vis liberal American culture. It may be a good idea to couple a reading of this text therefore with a screening of this really racist Jello commercial. The link for it is: Jello Commercial 1950s. It helped me alert them to issues of representation. [S. Bhattacharjee]