C. Y. Lee (FLOWER DRUM SONG) Passes Away at 102

SCCESRHGIITNNUDUMNNQQQC. Y. Lee, a Chinese-born author whose best-selling 1957 novel “The Flower Drum Song” explored conflict among first- and second-generation immigrants in San Francisco’s Chinatown, provided the source material for two Broadway productions 43 years apart and sparked a cultural debate about Asian stereotypes, died Nov. 8 at his daughter’s home in Los Angeles. He was 102.

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