Dream of the Water Children: The Black Pacific

Assimilating the Black Japanese — Japan and the US: Reflections

Japanese postwar orphanage for mixed-race Children 1952. Photo by Margaret Bourke White, Life Magazine
A scene from a Japanese postwar orphanage for mixed-race Children 1952. Photo by Margaret Bourke White, Life Magazine

During the immediate postwar, the Japanese government and newly formed civic leaders, were in heated debates on what to do with the mixed-Japanese children left by US, British, Australian, and other allied nations’ military men, with the majority being by the US Americans.

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Lou Jing 娄婧, Black-Shanghai-ese Singer, brings Afro-Chinese-ness into the limelight in 2009

Lou Jing 娄婧 sang, without possibly knowing, for all Black-Chinese at that moment in 2009.

Lou Jing 娄婧, entered a nationally televised talent contest.  She caused  a sensation because she was the first Black-Chinese woman to be featured so prominently for all to see, out of the shadows of the nation of China. 

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