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C Y Lee

Chin Yang Lee or C. Y. Lee was a Chinese American author best known for his 1957 novel The Flower Drum Song, which inspired the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Flower Drum Song and the eponymous 1961 film which was nominated for five Academy Awards. He wrote many other books. His regular job was writing for the Chinese Language newspapers in New York. Chin Yang Lee (Li Jinyang) was born in December 27, 1915 into a scholarly family in Hunan, China. He also lived in Burma, India and Indo China....See more