Laurence Yep Biography

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The author of such award-winning novels as Dragonwings, Child of the Owl, and Dragon Steel, novelist and playwright Laurence Yep is noted for penning fiction that brings the history and culture of Chinese Americans into realistic view, exchanging the exaggerated, stereotyped images of Dr. Fu Manchu and Charley Chan for portraits of the real-life men and women who have enriched the United States with their own labor and willingness to share their cultural heritage. As essayist Joe Stines noted in the Dictionary of Literary Biography, "Yep provides the reader with a new way of viewing Chinese-Americans, not as yellow men [and women] living in white society but as ordinary as well as extraordinary people." Noted Yep in his own afterword to his 1975 novel Dragonwings, "I wanted to show that Chinese-Americans are human beings upon whom America has had an unique effect." Best know for his books about children...

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