The Yellow Peril: Dr Fu Manchu & The Rise of Chinaphobia


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by Christopher Frayling. Published by Thames & Hudson, London2014. First edition. Hardcover, cloth. 360pp. 60 illustrations, 37 in color. Fine in Fine dust jacket

“He was the evil genius called Dr. Fu Manchu, described at the beginning of the first story in which he appeared as “the yellow peril incarnate in one man.
Why did the idea that the Chinese were a threat to Western civilization develop at precisely the time when China was in chaos, divided against itself, the victim of successive famines and utterly incapable of being a “peril” to anyone even if it had wanted to be?”