Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973) is remembered for her many international literary prizes as well as her activism.
"In fact, to convince Americans of their superiority over the Filipinos, demonstrate the savagery and uncivilized nature of Filipinos, and rationalize their civilization and benevolent intention in the Philippines, the United States brought over 1,100 Filipinos to the St. Louis World's Fair in 1902 and sequestered them in what was called “The Philippine Reservation. . . .”
“The Marginalization of Afro-Asians in East Asia: Globalization and the Creation of Subculture and Hybrid Identity” by Sierra Reicheneker from Global Tides: Pepperdine Journal of International Studies