Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Japanese Pageant to be Presented by Freshman Class"

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Article "Japanese Pageant to be Presented by Freshman Class"

Description

This article announces the Westhampton freshman class production named "The Pageant of the Dwarfed Pine." This 1920 performance was staged in the "pagan splendor" of Japan, with the chorus performed a "Japanese folk song," F. Flaxington Harker's "Pretty Geisha Girl," and Marion Norris's "Japanese pantomime" titled "Cat Fear." The article explains that the pine as an emblem in "the East" of "long life and endurance." Nearly 100 students were part of this production, and a corresponding image in Claire Millhiser Rosenbaum's book A Gem of a College appears to show white students adopting yellowface in their Americanized depiction Japanese culture.

Source

“Japanese Pageant to be Presented by Freshman Class." The Richmond Collegian VI, no. 24, (April 23, 1920): 1. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19200423.2.6&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-------

Publisher

The Richmond Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1920-04-23

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English

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RichmondCollegianVI.24.1-19200423

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Japanese Pageant to be Presented by Freshman Class",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 12, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2912.