Just years after writing radical, experimental novels exploring the Leftist scene around Greenwich Village -- like "The Hanging on Union Square", recently republished by Kaya Press -- writer H.T. Tsiang moved West and made a name for himself playing the ubiquitous "Chinaman" in television shows and movies, from obscure television Westerns like "Outlaws" to "My Three Sons" to his turn as a smiling butler in the original Oceans Eleven. Tsiang also went on to perform an "adult" Hamlet every Friday night for a dozen years in Hollywood. Tsiang is truly one of the most original voices (and characters) of the 20th Century.
“I finished H.T. Tsiang’s masterpiece a few hours ago and I’m still not sure where I am and what day this is. My mind has been picked apart and reassembled. I need a drink.”
—Gary Shteyngart, author of "Super Sad True Love Story"
The Hanging on Union Square: kaya.com/books/the-hanging-on-union-square/
Thanks to the A/P/A Institute at NYU for editing this video.