"Yellow Peril"

"Yellow peril" was a term used by anti-Japanese movement agitators in the early 1900s to describe the "threat" of Japanese immigration as a precursor to a Japanese invasion of the United States. Among the many groups and individuals who propagated the "yellow peril" myth were William Randolph Hearst's newspapers, which convinced many Californians during the early 1900s that a Japanese invasion was imminent.

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doc "What a Study of Brown Race Shows" (ddr-densho-69-23)
Full headline: "What a Study of Brown Race Shows. Plain Warning From Edward Rosenberg's Investigation of the Conditions That Exist In the Land of the Mikado."
doc "Brown Men Are Most Dangerous" (ddr-densho-69-33)
Full headline: "Brown Men Are Most Dangerous. Threatened Peaceful Invasion is Worse Than War."
doc "The Japanese Character" (ddr-densho-69-25)
Full headline: "The Japanese Character. Why Contact Must Impair Our American Civilization."
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 16 (April 19, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-16)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 16 (April 19, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-16)
Select article titles: "15th Biennial Convention Set Aug. 22-25, 1958" (p. 1); "JACL's Anti-Nisei TV Film Project Eyed by U.S. Senator" (p. 1); "Hawaiian Nisei picked 'outstanding young farmer,' grew coffee on lava soil" (p. 1); "Anti-bias bill in redevelopment passes" (p. 1); "Civil rights bill due Senate action" (p. 1); "JACL representative on ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 19 (December 8-15, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-44)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 109, No. 19 (December 8-15, 1989) (ddr-pc-61-44)
Selected article titles: "Florin JACL Forum Responds to 'New Yellow Peril' Racism" (p. 1), "Theater Review: Miyori Makes Mark in Madame Mao's Memories" (p. 2), "Frank Iwama Elected to Board of Governors for California State Bar" (p. 3), and "Japanese Press Translation: An American Dream for Sony" (p. 5).
Gidra, Vol. I, No. 1 (April 1969) (ddr-densho-297-1)
doc Gidra, Vol. I, No. 1 (April 1969) (ddr-densho-297-1)
Selected article titles: "The Third World: A Response to Oppression" (p. 1), "A Commentary on the Noguchi Firing" (p. 1), "Yellow Power!" (p. 2).
Roger Daniels Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1012-17-1)
vh Roger Daniels Interview Segment 1 (ddr-densho-1012-17-1)
Description of the "yellow peril" (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are ...

doc "People Becoming Aroused to Brown Peril" (ddr-densho-69-21)
Full headline: "People Becoming Aroused to Brown Peril. Nation's Press Gives Warning. Representative Newspapers Decry Jap Invasion."
doc "Arm Against Yellow Peril" (ddr-densho-69-17)
Full headline: "Arm Against Yellow Peril. Building Trades Ask Citizens to Unite in a Convention. Wants League Organized. Call for Petitions Asking School Board to Exclude Adult Japanese."
doc "Japs Bringing Frightful Disease" (ddr-densho-69-26)
Full headline: "Japs Bringing Frightful Disease. Danger Now is in the School. Unwise Law Gives Diseased Asiatic Place as Pupil. Many Come in on Each Ship."
doc "Japanese a Menace to American Women" (ddr-densho-69-1)
Full headline: "Japanese a Menace to American Women. Female Help is Being Driven Out. Unclean Practices of Orient Bringing Degredation and Debasement in the Train of Unrestricted Immigration."
doc "Japanese Bring Vile Diseases" (ddr-densho-69-34)
Full headline: "Japanese Bring Vile Diseases. Gravest of Dangers Which Come From the Orient."
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 10 (March 8, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-10)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 10 (March 8, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-10)
Select article titles: "Salt Lake bids for 1958 convention 15th Biennial may be co-sponsored by Mt. Olympus; dates not yet announced" (p. 1); Over $250,000 Awarded for Claims in Jan." (p. 1); "L.A. race relations progress in Look" (p. 1); "Repatriates Denied Right to Sue for Vested Property Return" (p. 1); "Flood Damage Light ...
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