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Writer | Journalist

A. Magazine

"I write compelling narratives that seek to move people and shape public conversation. Sometimes they’re Op-Ed pieces for major media. Sometimes they’re books, screenplays or speeches. If you’re looking to use words, ideas and your public persona to change the world (or just the world around you), I can help you find and polish your narrative voice."

JEFF YANG has been observing, exploring, and writing about the Asian American community for over thirty years. He launched one of the first Asian American national magazines, A. Magazine, in the late ‘90s and early 2000s, and now writes frequently for CNN, Washington Post, Slate, New York Times and elsewhere. He has written/edited three books—Jackie Chan’s New York Times bestselling memoir I AM JACKIE CHAN: My Life in Action; ONCE UPON A TIME IN CHINA, a history of the cinemas of Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Mainland; and EASTERN STANDARD TIME: A Guide to Asian Influence on American Culture, and recently coauthored the New York Times bestselling RISE: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now. His next book, THE GOLDEN SCREEN: The Movies That Made Asian America, will be a lead title for Hachette in Fall 2022. He most recently wrote and produced the feature film A GREAT DIVIDE, about an Asian American film confronting Covid-era xenophobia after moving to small town Wyoming, starring Ken Jeong and Jae Suh Park. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.

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