"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 "Mass Meeting is Held By Local Japanese" (ddr-densho-69-24)
Full headline: "Mass Meeting is Held By Local Japanese. Speakers Advise Brown Colonists to Make No Open Fight Against Agitation, and Admit Many Charges Are True."
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 "Japanese Bring Vile Diseases" (ddr-densho-69-34)
Full headline: "Japanese Bring Vile Diseases. Gravest of Dangers Which Come From the Orient."
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 "The Japanese Character" (ddr-densho-69-25)
Full headline: "The Japanese Character. Why Contact Must Impair Our American Civilization."
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 Editorial: "Danger in the Brown Men" (ddr-densho-69-18)
Full headline: "Danger in the Brown Men. Competition of an Astute and Highly Developed Race."
doc Editorial: "The Yellow Peril" (ddr-densho-69-16)
Full headline: "The Yellow Peril. How the Japanese Crowd Out the White Race."
doc "Brown Artisans Steal Brains of Whites" (ddr-densho-69-20)
Full headline: "Brown Artisans Steal Brains of Whites. Japanese Professors Beg the Question. Public Men of the Orient Give Academic Reasons Why America Should Welcome Coolies."
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 "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 "Brown Men Are Most Dangerous" (ddr-densho-69-33)
Full headline: "Brown Men Are Most Dangerous. Threatened Peaceful Invasion is Worse Than War."
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).
Gidra, Vol. I, No. 6 (September 1969) (ddr-densho-297-6)
doc Gidra, Vol. I, No. 6 (September 1969) (ddr-densho-297-6)
Selected article titles: "Isaac Honored" (p. 1), "Birth of Amerasia" (p. 1), "Hoover's Yellow Peril" (p. 2), "Dawn of Awakening" (p. 2), "UCLA Sells Out" (p. 5), "Potential for What" (p. 5), "The Failure of Democracy in a Time of Crisis" (p. 6-7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2039 (April 20, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-15)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2039 (April 20, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-15)
Selected article titles: "Anti-Asian Bias in PL 995-507 Uncovered" (p. 1), "Manjiro Nakahama: The Man Who 'Discovered' America'" (pp. 3, 11), "Remembering the 'Forgotten Men' of the Golden Spike Ceremony" (pp. 3, 6), and "JACL Faces $100,000 Shortfall as Member Increase Not Seen" (p. 6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2037 (April 6, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-13)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 88, No. 2037 (April 6, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-13)
Selected article titles: "April 20 Final Date to Complain: JACL Protests 'Yellow Peril' as Trademark" (pp. 1-2), "The Matter of Hindsight" (pp. 3-4), "President's Corner: Iki Dolphins" (p. 4), and "Redress Phase Two: Political Reality" (p. 7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2051 (July 13, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-27)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 89, No. 2051 (July 13, 1979) (ddr-pc-51-27)
Selected article titles: "'Yellow Peril' [Trademark] Voluntarily Abandoned" (p. 1), "Sen. Inouye Raps Colleague's Description of Evacuation" (pp. 1, 7), "Asians Eligible for SBA 8-A" (pp. 1, 5), and "'Japan Inc.' Firms Eye So. Calif. as Attractive U.S. Investment" (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 24 (June 17, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-24)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 24 (June 17, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-24)
Four page travel section appears between pages 4 and 5 of the edition. Selected article titles: "Redress Bills Not Out of Conference Committee Yet" (pp. 1, 6), "Sen. Inouye Addresses Reno Reunion: 'War Against Prejudice' Still Faces Nisei Veterans" (pp. 1-2), "'Japanese American Story' as Theme for Memorial Proposed" (pp. 1, 3), and "The 'Untrustworthy' Japanese" …
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).