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Anna May Wong: From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend

Graham Russell Gao Hodges

Abstract

This is a biography of Anna May Wong, legendary Chinese American actress. Its covers her upbringing as second-generation Chinese America in Los Angeles. It uncovers early career in Silent Films, struggling to maximize value of her popularity move to Europe to gain greater fame and resist stereotyped racial roles. The book reflects her immense stardom in 1920s and 1930s and controversy over yellow-face casting in film The Good Earth. The reaction to Wong in Europe and her controversial reputation in China are also discussed. The book also mentioned her fifty-five films, television and radio sho ... More

Keywords: Chinese American, Hollywood, Media Racial Stereotypes, The Good Earth, Silent Era Films, Chinese Nationalism, Race

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9789888139637
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888139637.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Graham Russell Gao Hodges, author