Anna May Wong’s Legacy Is Coming Full Circle a Century Later

The first Asian American woman to star in Hollywood, she fought back against typecasting

Poster for the Fu Manchu flick Daughter of the Dragon (1931).
Anna May Wong is Hui Fei in Shanghai Express (1932) alongside Warner Oland as Eurasian villain Henry Chang.
Newspaper clipping from the SF Examiner, July 18, 1924.
Actress Constance Wu on the cover of TIME magazine in 2018.

My writing and photography has appeared in The Ringer, VICE, Roads & Kingdoms, The Margins, and elsewhere. I’m currently at work on a book about Anna May Wong.

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