Click here to read the full article. The Taiwanese American actress quickly learned how much it meant for her community to see a multi-generational Asian American family on prime-time television, tackling everything from teenage pregnancy to feminism. I mean, there was barely female representation. In the film festival circuit, womxn and filmmakers of color remain underrepresented. I just felt it.
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Charlie Chan is a fictional Honolulu police detective created by author Earl Derr Biggers for a series of mystery novels. Biggers loosely based Chan on Hawaiian detective Chang Apana. The benevolent and heroic Chan was conceived of as an alternative to Yellow Peril stereotypes and villains like Fu Manchu. Many stories feature Chan traveling the world beyond Hawaii as he investigates mysteries and solves crimes. Chan first appeared in Biggers' novels and then was featured in a number of media. Over four dozen films featuring Charlie Chan were made, beginning in The character, featured only as a supporting character, was first portrayed by East Asian actors, and the films met with little success.
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Yunioshi, a bucktoothed man with a loud, thick Asian accent played by Mickey Rooney. Yellowface dates to early forms of minstrelsy when ethnic white actors would darken their faces and use prosthetics and costumes to appear Asian. The term itself came from similar acts of blackface that were popular, when white actors colored their skin to caricature black people and culture. One of the earliest known performances of American yellowface comes from the theatrical show, An Orphan of China , performed in and based on a play by Voltaire.