Posted by: Jae-Ha Kim
Tags: Ally McBeal, Arthur Golden, Chiyo, Devon Aoki, Eriko Imai, geisha, Geisha of Gion: The Memoir of Mineko Iwasaki, Gong Li, Grinnell College, Japan, Ji-Yeon Yuh, Kyoko Fukada, L.S. Kim, Liza Dalby, Lucy Liu, Michelle Yeoh, Miho Matsugu, Mineko Iwasaki, Northwestern University, Peter Feng, Richard Corliss, Rob Marshall, Sayuri, Ziyi Zhang
In both the book “Memoirs of a Geisha” and its film adaptation, women fall into two categories: sexy geisha and conniving dragon ladies, two stereotypes about Asian women that linger today. Already some members of the Asian-American community are worried that the film, which opens locally Friday, may reinforce unflattering images of Asian women as being submissive, sexual objects.