Fantasy author Amelie Wen Zhao has responded to accusations of racism.

Fantasy book by Asian author Amelie Wen Zhao slammed as ‘anti-black’ for slavery theme; release postponed

  • Beijing-raised Amelie Wen Zhao has responded to comments that her novel Blood Heir is anti-black, saying it drew on her Asian heritage
  • Her publisher has announced its support for her decision to postpone the release
Topic |   Chinese authors

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Fantasy author Amelie Wen Zhao has responded to accusations of racism.
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The 1992 Disney cartoon ‘Aladdin’ had no trace of its Chinese roots.

Is Aladdin really Chinese? How Hollywood invented the tale’s Middle Eastern identity

  • The original story was set in China and added to the first European version of the Arabian Nights folk story collection in the 19th century
  • When Hollywood put the story on the silver screen from the 1920s onwards, it became more Middle Eastern
Topic |   Books and Literature

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The 1992 Disney cartoon ‘Aladdin’ had no trace of its Chinese roots.
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