Panel Discussion/Talk

Connecting the Work: “American Born Chinese” Episode Screening & Panel Discussion with Gene Yang & Kelvin Yu

Friday, September 8, 2023
6:30 – 8:30PM PT

Join Oakland Asian Cultural Center for an episode screening of “American Born Chinese” followed by a panel discussion including “American Born Chinese” writer and creator, Gene Yang, and American Born Chinese show-runner, Kelvin Yu.

Together, the hosts and audience will explore the complexities and creative choices of Episode 7, unpacking the various connections that bring this television program to life: from page to screen, Chinese mythology to the challenges of Asian American boyhood, and dynamics within the talented cast and crew. Gene Luen Yang’s thought-provoking, genre-defying graphic novel, and subsequent beloved television program, “American Born Chinese,” masterfully weaves together tales of identity, acceptance, and cultural assimilation.