Michael Keevak

Michael Keevak is Professor of Foreign Languages at National Taiwan University and author of ‘Becoming Yellow: A Short History of Racial Thinking’.
Michael Keevak
Michael Keevak is Professor of Foreign Languages at National Taiwan University and author of ‘Becoming Yellow: A Short History of Racial Thinking’.

Latest from Michael Keevak

On Reflection | US-China trade talks: has Beijing been playing an ancient game?

For centuries, Westerners with a superiority complex have entered negotiations with the Chinese convinced they were winning, only to miss a greater irony

5 Mar 2019 - 10:05AM

For centuries, Westerners with a superiority complex have entered negotiations with the Chinese convinced they were winning, only to miss a greater irony

US-China trade talks: has Beijing been playing an ancient game?
On Reflection | The Chinese were white – until white men called them yellow

Europeans referred to East Asians as white until the end of the 18th century. But as the Chinese and Japanese resisted cultural assimilation they darkened – both in Western eyes and their own

3 Feb 2019 - 6:14PM

Europeans referred to East Asians as white until the end of the 18th century. But as the Chinese and Japanese resisted cultural assimilation they darkened – both in Western eyes and their own

The Chinese were white – until white men called them yellow