Do you see the title Ching Chong Chinaman and find yourself a little offended? The Wall Street Journal asked the playwright Lauren Yee about her reasons behind choosing the title, among which include the fact that it acts as “a reminder of how complex and complicated the concept of identity is in the U.S. especially for immigrants and their descendants.”

For a more in-depth explanation of the title and how it applies to the play, here is a letter issued by Pan Asian Rep in conjunction with their production back in 2010:

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