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"It is worth observing that it has almost been 10 years since ‘Rickshaw Rally,’ and there are prominent American evangelical publishers, conferences, and pastors who still use Orientalizing imagery," said Justin Tse, who is finishing a Ph.D. in geography at the University of British Columbia.
Author Helen Lee wonders whether the continued use of Asian imagery suggests evangelicals are unable or unwilling to see their own cultural blind spots.
"How many times must we say the same thing before we are heard?" Lee said. "It is not acceptable to caricature Asian culture and to do so for quick laughs."
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