“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

Anna May Wong Bio out in Chinese Now

Posted: February 27th, 2013 | No Comments »

I reported last year how I had a small hand in nudging Hong Kong University Press into reprinting Graham Hodges’s biography of Anna May Wong – From Laundryman’s Daughter to Hollywood Legend. But I’m also very happy to see that HKUP have published it in a Chinese edition too. Anna May’s relationship with China, Chinese audiences and the KMT government was not always easy – the government felt she sometimes negatively portrayed China and the Chinese though, generally, audiences loved her. This biography does cover her 1936 visit to China which raised all these issues. Anyway, the Chinese edition has a different cover and, as regular readers of this blog will know, we never miss a chance to stick up a picture of Anna May Wong…

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