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Daughter of the dragon : Anna May Wong's rendezvous with American history  Cover Image Book Book

Daughter of the dragon : Anna May Wong's rendezvous with American history / Yunte Huang.

Huang, Yunte, (author.).

Summary:

The story of Anna May Wong, who fought virulent anti-Chinese xenophobia, unabashed sexism, cinematic exploitation and ageism that defined American culture in the 20th century to became Hollywood's first Chinese American film star.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781631495809
  • ISBN: 1631495801
  • Physical Description: xvi, 382 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2023]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-350) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part one. Fun in a Chinese laundry -- Year of the dragon -- Chinatown -- The laundryman -- Fun in a Chinese laundry -- Anna -- Curious Chinese child -- part two. Becoming Anna May -- The red lantern -- Anna May -- Madame Butterfly in Technicolor -- Hollywood Babylon -- The thief of Bagdad -- Her own company -- Vaudeville -- 1927 -- part three. "Orientally yours" -- Weimar Berlin -- "Orientally yours" -- Conversation with AMW -- The vamp -- Piccadilly -- The circle of chalk -- The first word -- part four. Daughter of the dragon -- On the spot -- Daughter of the dragon -- Shanghai express -- To be kissed, or not -- Not so good Earth -- part five. China -- Transpacific interlude -- Shanghai -- Chinese Alice in Shanghailand -- Fragrant harbor -- Chinese gestures -- The dust of the Earth -- At the palace of the dragon lady -- part six. The big nowhere -- These foolish things -- Daughter of Shanghai -- Your name in Chinese -- Goddess of mercy -- Will the real lady from Chungking please stand up? -- The big nowhere -- Ready for close-up.
Subject: Wong, Anna May, 1905-1961.
Chinese American motion picture actors and actresses > Biography.
Asian Americans in the motion picture industry.
Xenophobia in motion pictures.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) > Biography.
Wong, Anna May, 1905-1961.
Chinese American motion picture actors and actresses.
Motion picture actors and actresses.
United States.
Human rights.
Human rights workers.
Actors > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.
Biographies.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Homer Public Library B WONG (Text) 000171278 Display -- Lit Lineup Checked out 03/07/2024


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