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Dance and Song Before Story

Was Flower Drum Song a Phantasy?

From: Bigotry on Broadway


Ishmael Reed interviews Shawn Wong regarding anti-Asian racism in Flower Drum Song, other theatre productions, and the industry at large.



Shawn Wong

Shawn Wong is the author of two novels, Homebase and American Knees. He is also the co-editor and editor of six Asian American and American multicultural literary anthologies including the pioneering anthology Aiiieeeee! An Anthology of Asian American Writers. Americanese, the award-winning film version of American Knees, was directed by Eric Byler in 2006. Wong is Professor of English and Cinema & Media Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. He won the the AUPresses’ 2021 Stand UP Award.