Fri 29 Apr | China Daily
Robert Lee, an associate professor of American studies, comments on Asian representation in American pop culture following DC Comics' announcement to introduce a Chinese Superman. "There's a litany of shows where the stereotypes are still there that don't seem to be easily tamed. You have Daniel Wu [star of Into the Badlands] as a martial artist. That seems now somewhat trite, but it continues to be an easy way of casting decisions," said Lee. He says the global market also plays a role in the increase of Asian representation in media. "The top 10 box office revenue producers made more money in China than they did in the United States."