Hollywood Chinese is a richly detailed, handsomely produced portrait of a little-known aspect of film history: the experience of the Chinese in American feature films. From the first Chinese American film produced in 1916, to Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning Brokeback Mountain almost a century later, Arthur Dong brings together a diverse collection of actors, directors, writers and iconic images to illustrate the history of Chinese representations on screen. Hollywood Chinese also contains a rich range of film clips from more than 90 films. The film presents an eye-opening and passionate overview of the Chinese experience in Hollywood through personal accounts, diffusing misconceptions in the process.