HOLLYWOOD CHINESE: a New Book by Arthur Dong
Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Feature Films is a groundbreaking exploration of the Chinese American role and influence in Hollywood over the past century. Written by Arthur Dong, the Oscar® nominated filmmaker and award-winning author of Forbidden City, USA: Chinatown Nightclubs, this lavish coffee-table book is filled with more than 500 stunning vintage movie posters, lobby cards, photographs and ephemera based on the author’s singular personal collection. The book’s richly illustrated pages show the myths, misconceptions, and memorable moments of the Chinese in American cinema, from some of the earliest films set in American Chinatowns to contemporary artists remaking the face of Hollywood.
Hollywood Chinese is enhanced by interviews with distinguished artists, including Ang Lee, Nancy Kwan, Justin Lin, James Hong, Joan Chen, B.D. Wong, Wayne Wang, Lisa Lu, David Henry Hwang, and Amy Tan. Also featured are non-Chinese actors who portrayed Chinese characters, such as Luise Rainer (The Good Earth), Christopher Lee (Fu Manchu), and James Shigeta (Flower Drum Song).
304 pages | Hardcover | 9″x12″ | ISBN 978-1-62640-061-0. Available October 17 from Angel City Press and bookstores. See links below to pre-order the book now and for events with the author in-person.
For more information:
Margaret Herrick Library
333 S La Cienega Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019
San Francisco @ The Main Library
Arthur Dong gives a visual tour of book highlights followed by a conversation with Ben Fong-Torres.
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019
Pasadena @ Vroman’s Bookstore
Book highlights with Arthur Dong, followed by a signing.
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019
Hollywood @ the Hollywood Heritage Museum
Arthur Dong presents a guided tour of book highlights with an array of film clips. Book signing follows.