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Childhood

Graham Russell Gao Hodges

in Anna May Wong

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9789888139637
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9789882208698 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888139637.003.0001
Childhood

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This chapter details Wong's childhood in second generation Chinese American family. Her father travelled across the Pacific Ocean and established their family in China. It discusses Wong's parents background, work, family life and her schooling. It shows how Wong became enrapture in Silent Era film and eagerly sought extra roles, then gradually moved into larger parts, though always limited by race. It also shows her collaboration with leading actors, Lon Chaney, and her struggles with father, as well as her early romantic liaisons with older men.

Keywords: Chinese American; Silent Era Film; Second Generation

Chapter.  10733 words. 

Subjects: Media Studies

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