The Japanese Invasion: A Study in the Psychology of Interracial Contacts

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Page 49 - In proceeding this day to the signature of the Treaty of Commerce and Navigation between Japan and the United States...
Page 186 - That the number of aliens of any nationality who may be admitted under the immigration laws to the United States in any fiscal year shall be limited to 3 per centum of the number of foreign-born persons of such nationality resident in the United States as determined by the United States census of 1910.
Page 47 - That whenever the President shall be satisfied that passports issued by any foreign government to its citizens to go to any country other than the United States or to any insular possession of the United States or to the Canal Zone are being used for the purpose of enabling the holders to come to the continental territory of the United States to the detriment of labor conditions therein, the President...
Page 17 - So long as the sun shall warm the earth, let no Christian be so bold as to come to Japan ; and let all know, that the King of Spain himself, or the Christians' God, or the great God of all, if he violate this command, shall pay for it with his head.
Page 58 - Californians that they were in danger of being overrun by Asiatic hordes could no longer be made. In the eyes of the Japanese this attempt to dispossess their countrymen in California was simply an act of unwarranted hostility inspired by race hatred. It brought them new evidence that they were still regarded as an inferior race, unfit to associate with the West on terms of social equality. Their contention with America seemed to them to involve far more than an outlet for Japan's surplus population....
Page 94 - OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat; But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth, When two strong men stand face to face, though they come from the ends of the earth!
Page xvi - Negroes cannot move among us with the same freedom as the members of other races because they bear marks which identify them as members of their race. This fact isolates them. In the end, the effect of this isolation, both in its effects upon the Japanese themselves, and upon the human environment in which they live, is profound. Isolation is at once a cause and an effect of race prejudice. It is a vicious circle — isolation, prejudice; prejudice, isolation.
Page 95 - The ideas of this people are not our ideas; their sentiments are not our sentiments; their ethical life represents for us regions of thought and emotion yet unexplored, or perhaps long forgotten.
Page 178 - Japanese, like the Negro, is condemned to remain among us an abstraction, a symbol, and a symbol not merely of his own race but of the Orient and of that vague, ill-defined menace we sometimes refer to as the "Yellow Peril.
Page 195 - We have no choice, we people of the United States, as to whether or not we shall play a great part in the world. That has been determined for us by fate, by the march of events. We have to play that part. All we can decide is whether we shall play it well or ill.

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