Wrong Asian, Again

Katie Gee Salisbury
11 min readDec 7, 2023

what a runaway, a hit-and-run driver & a Malaysian singer all have in common

A couple years ago I wrote about “ the curious case of the other Anna May Wong,” a mysterious Asian woman who kept popping up in my research, mistakenly labeled as Anna May Wong, when I knew she was someone else entirely. Her cat-eye makeup, bobbed hair, and plump cheeks clearly distinguished her from…

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Katie Gee Salisbury

Author of NOT YOUR CHINA DOLL, a new biography of Anna May Wong, forthcoming from Dutton on March 12, 2024. Available for pre-order: www.notyourchinadoll.com