The Golden Screen

The Movies That Made Asian America
by Jeff Yang, Michelle Yeoh, Jon M. Chu

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From a New York Times bestselling author, this groundbreaking book celebrates and examines the history of Asian Americans on the big screen, exploring how iconic films have shaped Hollywood, representation, and American culture.

In 2018, the critical and financial success of Crazy Rich Asians ignited new fires in Hollywood to create and...

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Published By Black Dog & Leventhal

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 304

Publication Date 10/24/2023

ISBN 9780762482221

Dimensions 7.85 inches x 9.75 inches

"A comprehensive, incisive, and gorgeous celebration of a century’s worth of Asian actors, characters, and contributors who have helped shaped American perspectives and Asian American representation…Breathtaking visuals, including both color photographs and thought-provoking illustrations by nine Asian artists, fully engage readers’ senses.”

— Library Journal, starred review

"Once opened, this book is hard to close. Lushly produced with a mix of screenshots and illustrations, it unwraps the history of Asian cinema in the U.S., punctuated by interviews with important figures. A fun, informative piece of work. Whether you dip into it or read it from cover to cover, this book brings a hidden history to life."

— Kirkus Review

"A beautifully crafted, thoughtfully composed reminder that we’ve been doing cool stuff for a very long time.”

— Randall Park, actor, writer, director

"A beautifully executed, must-own read for anyone of any background who loves movies (and beautifully made books) and knows why they matter."

— Franklin Leonard, founder of The Black List