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Interior Chinatown

Interior Chinatown

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“Interior Chinatown” follows the story of an Asian-American actor struggling against clichéd roles and stereotypes, both at work and in his real life. Written by Charles Yu, the book is acclaimed for revitalizing familiar tropes and offering an incisive look into Hollywood's clichés about Asians and Asian-Americans. The protagonist, Willis Wu, works his way from 'Background Oriental Male' to 'Kung Fu Guy', while also caring for his father, Sifu, and grappling with his identity.

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