Diana contributes to Footprints television documentary series
20th October 2016
Diana Yeh was interviewed for Footprints, a television documentary series, for Los Angeles based Phoenix Television, about her book The Happy Hsiungs: Performing China and the Struggle for Modernity (Hong Kong University Press 2014). This was the first book to bring to light the forgotten histories of Shih-I Hsiung, who shot to worldwide fame in the 1930s as the first Chinese director to work in the West End and Broadway with his play Lady Precious Stream. The television series focuses on early Chinese immigrants’ stories in the United States and will devote an episode to the life and work of Shih-I Hsiung.
This follows Diana’s earlier contribution to the BBC Radio 4 programme on Shih-I Hsiung: