H. T. Tsiang

H. T. Tsiang was born in China, but immigrated to the United States as a child. Tsiang was a poet and novelist who lived first in New York and then in Los Angeles.

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Some of Tsiang’s writings include his 1937 novel And China Has Hands, as well as earlier novels China Red and The Hanging on Union Square. Tsiang also appeared as an actor in Hollywood, most notably in the film Tokyo Rose.

Through his writings, Tsiang expressed his beliefs that Communism could enact real social change. Tsiang also wrote vehemently about the injustices served to immigrants in America. His writings also broke stereotypes about Chinese writing in America, not only through political expression but also for his wit.

–Christie Finn

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And China Has Hands

By H. T. Tsiang

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"Chinaman, Laundryman" from Two Ricercare

Composer(s): Ruth Crawford Seeger

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"Sacco, Vanzetti" from Two Ricercare

Composer(s): Ruth Crawford Seeger

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