The first Chinese film to win an Oscar was lost for decades – along with the story of its feisty Asian-American producer

//The first Chinese film to win an Oscar was lost for decades – along with the story of its feisty Asian-American producer

The first Chinese film to win an Oscar was lost for decades – along with the story of its feisty Asian-American producer

As a fourth-generation Chinese-American who grew up in Hawaii with many Asian role models around her, filmmaker, writer and director Robin Lung was surprised not to find more of them represented in books, films and on television.In her search for a strong Chinese female character, Lung stumbled upon the late Gladys Li Ling-ai, a fellow Hawaiian and second-generation Chinese woman who was born in the early 20th century.Li was a feisty self-promoter who was always photographed in Chinese outfits…

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