Hollywood Movies Reflecting Changes in How Asians are Portrayed

October 20, 2019 04:27 AM
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East Asian characters have been a part of Hollywood since the silent film era. But the portrayal of Asian and especially Chinese characters in the history of U.S. movies has been described as problematic by many film scholars. This is changing — not only have Asian characters evolved over time, so have movie-going audiences.  VOA's Elizabeth Lee reports from Los Angeles.