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Asian Americans in Films: Why Are They Important?

(Scene from Crazy Rich Asians. Image Credit:

My daughter, a UC Berkeley college student, has been following Crazy Rich Asians ever since she heard the news that Keven Kwan’s bestselling book would be made into a movie. She had read the book a few years ago and enjoyed it a lot.

She has also been watching and re-watching episodes from Fresh off the Boat. She relished funny lines from Jessica (Constance Wu), the main female…




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Pamela Pan

Pamela Pan

Pamela Pan, Ph.D.,Professor of Composition. In progress: A historical fiction based on grandparents’ WWII experience and an essay collection.

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