‘I Know You Chinese People’

COVID-19 flips us from ‘model minority’ to ‘yellow peril’ yet again

“Corona Crisis,” Jyllands-Posten, Jan. 28, 2020. (Screenshot by Ho-Yen Tsang)
“Rough on Rats,” advertisement, E.S. Wells Chemicals, ca. 1870s–80s. (Forbes Co. Boston)
“The Magic Washer,” advertisement, George Dee, 1886. (Library of Congress)


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