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Hsuan Hsu

Hsuan L. Hsu is a professor of English at the University of California Davis and the author, most recently, of The Smell of Risk: Environmental Disparities and Olfactory Aesthetics.

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Olfactory Racism in the United States Has a Very Old Stench

The stigmatization of Chinese immigrants as a threat to public health and safety has a long history in the United States. It emerges from an entrenched mode of racism that targets not only Chinese bodies, but Chinese air.
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