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Theories of East Asian Intellectual and Behavioral Superiority and Discourses on "Race Differences"

Theories of East Asian Intellectual and Behavioral Superiority and Discourses on "Race Differences" positions 4:3 Winter 1996 who told the NPC that “the IQS of the Chinese ethnic group, the descendants of the Yellow Emperor, are very high, comparatively speaking” [zhonghua minzu, yanhuang zisun, zhishang dou shi hen gaode, dang bijiao er yan1.3 Lee and Tian have not been alone among East Asian leaders in adopting a racialized worldview. In 1986, Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone told a meeting of his party: So high is the level of education in our country that Japan is an intelligent society. Our average [IQ] score is much higher than those of countries like the U.S. There are many blacks, Puerto Ricans and Mexicans in America. In consequence, the average score over there is exceedingly When criticism followed these remarks, Nakasone issued a “clarification”: he intended to praise the achievements made by Americans despite the presence of minorities. Several other Japanese politicians have since made deprecatory comments about American minorities, especially African Americans.5 Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bii; Mohammed has also long adhered to a theory of East Asian superiority, but with a twist. Convinced of the genetic inferiority of his own Malay people vis-A-vis Malaysian Chinese (allegedly brought on by inbreeding among Malays), he http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png positions asia critique Duke University Press

Theories of East Asian Intellectual and Behavioral Superiority and Discourses on "Race Differences"

positions asia critique , Volume 4 (3) – Dec 1, 1996

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Duke University Press
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Copyright 1996 by Duke University Press
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1067-9847
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positions 4:3 Winter 1996 who told the NPC that “the IQS of the Chinese ethnic group, the descendants of the Yellow Emperor, are very high, comparatively speaking” [zhonghua minzu, yanhuang zisun, zhishang dou shi hen gaode, dang bijiao er yan1.3 Lee and Tian have not been alone among East Asian leaders in adopting a racialized worldview. In 1986, Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone told a meeting of his party: So high is the level of education in our country that Japan is an intelligent society. Our average [IQ] score is much higher than those of countries like the U.S. There are many blacks, Puerto Ricans and Mexicans in America. In consequence, the average score over there is exceedingly When criticism followed these remarks, Nakasone issued a “clarification”: he intended to praise the achievements made by Americans despite the presence of minorities. Several other Japanese politicians have since made deprecatory comments about American minorities, especially African Americans.5 Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bii; Mohammed has also long adhered to a theory of East Asian superiority, but with a twist. Convinced of the genetic inferiority of his own Malay people vis-A-vis Malaysian Chinese (allegedly brought on by inbreeding among Malays), he

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