Chinese hair ornament, thought to have been worn by the Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908). Made from gilded copper alloy worked into phoenix-shapes, decorated with pearls, other gemstones, and kingfisher feathers. Now in the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. Photo credit: Walters Art Museum.
lot of people think representation in media/Hollywood is a trivial
matter and not one of the “real issues.” But when Asian-Americans are
dehumanized by their portrayals (or lack thereof), the impact can go far
beyond mere social perception, resulting in hate crimes and
institutional harm like discriminatory legislation. For Asian-Americans
to be treated as people, we must be depicted as people. Representation
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