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"Then there were people who didn't understand the concept of 'Asian-American'....I went on a promotional tour for [All-American Girl]...I went to one morning show and the announcer said *imitating Southern accent* 'Hey Margaret, we're changing over to an ABC affiliate. So why don't you tell our viewers in your native language we're making that transition.' [beat] So I look at the camera and said: 'They're changing to an ABC affiliate.'"
Margaret Cho, I'm the Only One I Want

Media about Asian-American people, these works can explore racial identity and culture, though not necessarily a requirement. Asian-American, as defined by the United States Census, refers American people of South, Southeast and East Asian descent. We also ask to list Asian-Americans in central roles (as in the story centers around them in some part); a good rule of thumb is to consider is that whether or not the work is about an Asian-American person or Asian-American people as opposed to playing a part in an ensemble.

See also African-American Media, Latino-American Media, Native American and First Nations Media, Pacific Islanders in Media, and American Media. Also see Asian-American Creators for a list of Asian-American perfomers.

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    Comic Books 

    Comic Strips 

    Film — Animation, Short Film and Feature-Length 

    Film — Live-Action 


Historial Fiction/Biopic


    Live-Action TV 

    Music/Audio Plays 


    Video Games 

    Visual Novels 

  • Demon: Protagonist is Chinese-American.
  • The Lounge: Protagonists are Japanese-American and Filipino-American.
  • Negative One: One of two protagonists is Asian-American.

    Web Video 

    Western Animation 


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