"Christina Klein takes a fresh, stimulating, and enlightening look at the complex visions of Asia dreamed over the decades by American popular culture. She argues her provocative viewpoints with the verve and flair of a showman, in a book which helps us to see the whole world through new eyes."--David Henry Hwang, author ofM. ButterflyandFlower Drum Song(2002) "An extraordinarily interesting study of 'Cold War internationalism.' Klein's brilliant and imaginative reading of such musicals asSouth PacificandThe King and Ienables us to see how culture and geopolitics were woven together to transform the Cold War order into today's ethnically diverse and economically interdependent world--within the framework of 'U.S. global expansion.'"--Akira Iriye, Professor of History, Harvard University, and author,Global CommunityKlein, Christina is the author of 'Cold War Orientalism Asia in the Middlebrow Imagination, 1945-1961', published 2003 under ISBN 9780520232303 and ISBN 0520232305.
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