• A poster for Dragon Seed.
    A poster for Dragon Seed.
  • Tape is used to give Katherine Hepburn the Asian look in Dragon Seed.
    Tape is used to give Katherine Hepburn the Asian look in Dragon Seed.
  • In 1944, Katherine Hepburn and Turhan Bey as a Chinese couple in Dragon Seed.
    In 1944, Katherine Hepburn and Turhan Bey as a Chinese couple in Dragon Seed.
  • A poster for The Conqueror.
    A poster for The Conqueror.
  • In 1956 film The Conqueror, Susan Hayward is the love interest for John Wayne's Genghis Khan.
    In 1956 film The Conqueror, Susan Hayward is the love interest for John Wayne's Genghis Khan.
  • John Wayne swaggered his way through The Conqueror as a cowboy.
    John Wayne swaggered his way through The Conqueror as a cowboy.
  • A poster for Short Circuit 2.
    A poster for Short Circuit 2.
  • Fisher Stevens is made up to look Indian for the Ben Jabituya character in Short Circuit 2.
    Fisher Stevens is made up to look Indian for the Ben Jabituya character in Short Circuit 2.
  • A film poster for Breakfast at Tiffany's
    A film poster for Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Mickey Rooney is the bucktoothed Japanese neighbor in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
    Mickey Rooney is the bucktoothed Japanese neighbor in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
  • A poster for Ghost in the Shell.
    A poster for Ghost in the Shell.
  • Scarlett Johannson as The Major in Ghost in the Shell.
    Scarlett Johannson as The Major in Ghost in the Shell.
  • A poster for The Great Wall.
    A poster for The Great Wall.

Whitewashing the Great Wall

Hollywood seems to have ignored past transgressions in using white actors in place of Asians in many film roles. Asia Times presents some offenders

January 28, 2017 10:06 PM (UTC+8)
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