Anatomy of a Scare: Yellow Peril Politics in America, 1980–1993

@article{Heale2009AnatomyOA,
  title={Anatomy of a Scare: Yellow Peril Politics in America, 1980–1993},
  author={Michael John Heale},
  journal={Journal of American Studies},
  year={2009},
  volume={43},
  pages={19 - 47}
}
  • M. Heale
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Journal of American Studies
This article maps the rise and dissemination of Yellow Peril fears in the United States between about 1980 and 1993 and seeks to explain them. Anti-communism had been an animating force in Ronald Reagan's career, but shortly after he left office an opinion poll revealed that Japan had replaced the Soviet Union as the greatest perceived threat to the US. While economic anxieties contributed to the resurgence of Yellow Peril sentiments, this article emphasizes the vital parts played by other… Expand
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