Asian Takeout


Asian Takeout


Asian Takeout is a cultural multi-media database created to serve the faculty, staff, and students. Its purpose is to allow individuals to come and “takeout” digitized media related to Asia for use in classroom or campus-related settings. Asian Takeout is organized around a number of keyword concepts and is designed to allow students to participate in adding to the database in an on-going fashion by contributing to Asian Takeout in the form of images or other media, written descriptions, or bibliographic supporting materials.

Items in the Asian Takeout Collection

Museum at My Lai, Vietnam, interior
View of the second floor interior of the museum at the Son My Vestige Area. The museum houses a combination of photographs and artifacts from the massacre site of My Lai.

Museum at My Lai, Vietnam
View of the museum from just inside the gates of the Son My Vestige Area, better known to the world as the site of the 1968 My Lai massacre. Newly remodeled, the museum houses artifacts and photographs related to the US build up in the area, the…

Embroidered wall hanging
Embroidered wall hanging depicting a wish for successful completion of the civil service exams.

Small black shoes
Shoes for bound feet approximately 3 inches in length.

Manchu shoe - side view
Image of a Manchu woman's shoe, showing "platform" heel that also made movement somewhat difficult for women, but did not entail the pain of the Chinese footbinding practice.

Embroidered shoe worn by a female member of the Manchu ethnicity during the Qing era. As a rule, Manchu women did not bind their feet.

Summer Evening on the Sumida River
Woodlblock print of moonlight on the Sumida River in Japan. Boaters are backlit with gradation of tones highlighting a temple pagoda in the distance.

Small Purse
Embroidered purse of about 3 inches square sowing images of butterflies and peonies. Given the subject matter of the images, it was probably used by a woman.

Coin sword
Sword made of coins threaded onto a string. Said to have been hung over the cots of newborn babies to ward off evil spirits.

Red Bridal Outfit
This garment would be worn at a wedding, and carries the auspicious 'double happiness' character in the center. Red is common for wedding gowns in China historically since it is considered a lucky color.