Anna May Wong Must Die! 20:00 20th Mar / The Bookworm – Beijing

Anna Chen gives her talk The Life and Crimes of Anna May Wong about Hollywood’s first Chinese superstar, the most famous Chinese woman in the world during the 1920s and 30s. Chen’s writing about Wong, one of few Chinese diaspora icons in the West, includes a program she presented for BBC Radio 4, A Celestial Star in Piccadilly, broadcast in 2009. Part comedy, part social critique, this funny, fascinating look at the movie legend dismantles Chinese stereotypes and reveals the human side of the dragon lady of dragon ladies.

In this personal journey, Chen will discuss the issues and narratives that made Wong such a key figure, the “mitochondrial Eve” of the modern Chinese diaspora, followed by an audience Q&A.

Price: 80 RMB

Event code: BW20D

  • Tickets are available exclusively at The Bookworm.