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Oliver Wang

Oliver Wang is a professor of sociology at California State University, Long Beach, and regularly writes on music and popular culture.

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An Asian American Comedy Milestone Riffs on a Kung-Fu Icon

One of the first hit movies made by an Asian American team, They Call Me Bruce confronts everyday racism with irreverent humor emblematic of its era.

By Oliver Wang

Chan Is Missing: Lost (and Not Found) in Chinatown

Wayne Wang’s breakthrough feature, a milestone in Asian American cinema, is a humorous and intimate snapshot of San Francisco’s Chinatown.

By Oliver Wang


A Cantopop Dream Girl’s First Film Reverie

Hong Kong pop icon Faye Wong made her screen breakthrough in Wong Kar-wai’s Chungking Express, a film that also features her hypnotic cover version of the Cranberries’ hit “Dreams.”

By Oliver Wang