Film Screening - Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words

Yunah Hong, Producer, Writer, Editor and Director

Documentary Screening (57 minutes) to be followed by Q&A with Director, Yunah Hong

Yunah Hong will present her documentary, “Anna May Wong” (2010) along with her talk about how she was interested in Anna May Wong (1905-1961) as the person, not as a victim to play stereotyped Asian roles -- lotus flower or dragon lady: “How did this teenager from Los Angeles become world-famous, independent and cosmopolitan, a woman ahead of her time?” This year is the fifty second anniversary of her death, and no Asian American woman has matched her accomplishments as a star and actress.  Still, most people haven’t heard of her.  Why?  She will talk about how she went looking for answers for those questions and tried to bring her personality to the documentary.  

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 | 7:00 pm — 8:30 pm | RSVP
Building 200 - Room 002 (Basement), 450 Serra Mall Stanford University

Center for East Asian Studies
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures