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Save the dateMay 14, 20219 AM - 10 AM (GMT+8)
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Being a successful actor in Hollywood is the dream of many, but this might be more difficult for a Chinese American. In the latest novel Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu, he depicted the stories of Willis Wu, who is a Taiwanese American struggling to find a position in the Hollywood film industry. Willis is ambitious in breaking the stereotypical roles for Chinese in Hollywood films. He acts as the "Generic Asian Man" in the police show called Black and White, which is filmed in Golden Palace Restaurant. Willis would like to use this role to advance to a Kung Fu Guy, who seems to be the most respected role that a Chinese actor can reach in Hollywood. Alongside his struggles in his acting career, he discovers the secret history of Chinatown and the hidden legacy of his own family. While Willis claims that it is the discrimination and stereotype towards Chinese hinder his chance to succeed in Hollywood, he may suffer from inferior complex such that he views all Chinese as being mistreated in America. Charles Yu creatively explores the themes of immigration, film culture and ethnic assimilation through Willis's story. The roles of Asian in Hollywood are also humorously looked in Interior Chinatown.

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  • Charles Yu

    Charles Yu

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