Comedian Joe Wong grew up in the rural Jilin province in China during the 1980s. During this time, there was a comedy radio show named “Xiangsheng” (“Cross Talk”) that was popular.
First thing I thought about before seeing “Ching Chong Chinaman” was, ‘great, another Asian American satire,’ “Joy Luck Club” references and all.
Two significant events in Asian American media are currently pending. One is regarding the release of “Americanese,” a film adapted from Shawn Wong’s novel “American Knees,” which will be released later this year. The other is a new novel by Amy Tan.