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I might be posting this into the wrong category, but in a sense I guess it is novice stuff. Because of the recently chosen China topic, I was wondering if people could give me pointers as to what Asian K lit to read post-season.

 

Also how does this topic work? Is it like the Latin America topic?

 

Thank you in advance!

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I might be posting this into the wrong category, but in a sense I guess it is novice stuff. Because of the recently chosen China topic, I was wondering if people could give me pointers as to what Asian K lit to read post-season.

Do you know what specific argument you want to get into? (i.e. model minority, kuaer theory, etc)

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Do you know what specific argument you want to get into? (i.e. model minority, kuaer theory, etc)

Also things like idk their are intresting sexuality arguements that would chill

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If you want to look at examples of Asian related K's in regards to the model minority, I recommend looking at Centennial KK's wiki from 2013, here's a link, http://hspolicy13.debatecoaches.org/bin/Centennial+MD/WebHome.htm.

 

To give a brief summary, Asians have been portrayed as "model minorities".  Compared to other minorities, Asians are stereotypically thought of as intelligent and wealthy.  This leads to Asians being viewed as privileged, when for a variety of reasons this is not true (i.e. Asians have been denied social services before because they were viewed as having already "succeeded"), which not only continues Asian oppression, but justifies other oppression as well.

 

I recommend reading http://scholarship.law.berkeley.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1740&context=californialawreview (especially pages 1258-1260)

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Model minority is a good argument but Kuaer is ehhh. If you really understand chinese and know what kuaer actually means, then you will know that it's just an ok argument. It's literally quare+. It provides no real reason why quare is bad except for the fact that it isn't transnational.

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Model minority is a good argument but Kuaer is ehhh. If you really understand chinese and know what kuaer actually means, then you will know that it's just an ok argument. It's literally quare+. It provides no real reason why quare is bad except for the fact that it isn't transnational.

 

idk if this was a response to me; but yeah I wasn't saying that Kuaer is a good argument, rather that your 1st proposition (i.e. Model Minority is predictable. Thereby implying it's a bad argument) isn't entirely true in every instance. Antiblackness, Capitalism, and Framework are incredibly predictable arguments but they're still pretty good arguments. 

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Honestly I think the better lit would be things like Orientalism, because a lot of the stuff about 'model minorities' seems less relevant because the topic is about foreign policy. It seems unlikely that Obama is concerned about stereotypes of Asian sexualities when he's co-ordinating the pivot. Kritiks of economic engagement also make more sense when contextualized to how the West operates within China itself, IE where they aren't the minority in population terms. When companies like Apple take advantage of disadvantaged workers in Foxconn factories, it's a different set of contingent power relations then when people stereotype Asian Americans living within the continental US, and your K will be stronger when it reflects those contingent moments. 

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I think the unique impacts of Capitalism/Globalization/Neo-liberalism with respect to China.

 

I think there may be some aff turns around the issues of sanctions and/or lack of free trade being net worse.  There is a china otherization/china threat con position which it out of an Alternatives article if I recall correctly.  I'm not sure how this would be run on the neg except as a throw away, because the reps. & what the aff does go in opposite directions.  I have a feeling a couple of debates will come down to that.

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