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Spring Fest 2024

Spring Festival has been cancelled due to inclement weather. With the comfort and wellbeing of our guests, volunteers, and staff in mind, we have decided to cancel Saturday’s event. Thank you for your understanding, and if you have any questions, please feel free to email info@camla.org.

Although the weather has prevented us from continuing with the festival, we wish everyone a joyous, prosperous, and safe 2024.

Beyond the Page with Katie Salisbury

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Join the Chinese American Museum on Tuesday, March 19th at 6:30pm for the next installment of “Beyond the Page” for the West Coast launch of “Not Your China Doll: The Wild and Shimmering Life of Anna May Wong” by Katie Gee Salisbury. Salisbury’s debut book celebrates Anna May Wong, the first Asian American movie star, to bring an unsung heroine to light and reclaim her place in cinema history.  

Explore in-depth the life of Anna May Wong behind the glittering backdrop of Los Angeles during the gin-soaked Jazz Age and the rise of Hollywood. Joining the conversation with Salisbury is pop culture specialist Nancy Wang Yuen.

Attendees can purchase a signed copy of “Not Your China Doll” at the event.

About the Author
Katie Gee Salisbury is the author of “Not Your China Doll”, a new biography of Anna May Wong, the first Asian American movie star. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Believer, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, and elsewhere. She was a finalist for the Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship in 2021 and gave the TED Talk “As American as Chop Suey”. She also writes the newsletter “Half-Caste Woman”. A fifth-generation Chinese American who hails from Southern California, she now lives in Brooklyn.

About the Moderator:
Nancy Wang Yuen is a sociologist and pop culture expert. She is the author of “Reel Inequality: Hollywood and Racism” and co-author of “The Prevalence and Portrayal of Asian and Pacific Islanders Across 1,300 Popular Films”. She has appeared on multiple networks, including PBS, BBS World and Turner Classic Movies. She is a guest writer for CNN, Elle, LA Times, NBC, Newsweek, Today, and Vanity Fair. Yuen is currently writing a book about her life through the films and TV shows she grew up watching.

** CAM’s “Beyond the Page” series features conversations with AAPI authors and focuses on amplifying Asian American voices and their diverse experiences.