Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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A brief description of the play The Silent House. Attention should be directed to the character list, showing characters seemingly of Asian descent (Ho-Fang, Dr. Chan-Fu, and H'Wang) while the actors playing these roles seem to be American. This…

These five poems are titled "Adaptations From the Chinese." It's unclear if these poems have any significant meanings behind them, but the tone of each of these poems appears to be negative. In "The Flowerless Garden" there is only a shadow and no…

A short poem written by Alice Richardson that describes the decoration adorning a Chinese vase, specifically the serpent dragon. Richardson notes that serpents play a positive role in Chinese culture history that is betrayed on the Chinese vase, as…

Elizabeth Gill, a Westhampton Student was widely involved around campus. In her time as a student she was on the 1928 Sophomore Women play committee, the 1929 vice president of the Debaters club, the Assistant Editor of the 1929 Messenger, and the…

This article comments on the recent act by Westhampton college to adopt a Chinese child (a venture that is discussed in the Collegian on Nov. 28, 1941 entitled "Co-ords to Help War Orphans). Cotten says that the adoption was done in the spirit of…

The story starts with a small racist jab at Chinese tea shops by having the narrator imply that Chinese tea shops were not as valuable as people seemed to think they were. There is a line in the short story that calls one man a "yellow-skinned…

This Op-Ed was published in The Collegian in 1989 and was written by Dinah Eng of USAToday and Apple College Information Network. It does not note whether or not if Eng is a student at the University of Richmond. In her piece, Eng argues that the…

In a five-page short story, Isaac Diggs, Jr. recounts his tour of San Francisco. From page 83 until the end of the story on page 85, he describes his time in Chinatown or the "Barbary Coast" as he calls it. Diggs closes the article by saying "Further…

A one act play written by Editor-in-Chief Louise Dinwiddie. This play is a Dramatis Personae. This nine page one act play takes place in "The Orient" and describes the character Kin Cho in the last paragraph on page 1. Dinwiddie describes the Kin…

A short story written by Louise Dinwiddie, the Editor-in-Chief of The 1932-1933 Messenger, "The Song of the 'Chinese Nightingale'" analyzes the poem written by Vachel Lindsay in 1929 titled "The Chinese Nightingale." Lindsay, a famous American poet…
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