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by Laurence Yep

Dragonwings Resources


All Things Dragonwings

This site provides a directory for all things Dragonwings Want to know more about abacuses?

San Francisco Museum's Site for the 1906 Earthquake and Fires

Complete with a timeline, eyewitness accounts, and the mayor's "shoot to kill" proclamation.

The Great 1906 Earthquake

A site with overview information on the earthquake and fires, plus an image gallery, and a list of interesting facts.

The Wright Brothers

Check out the Smithsonian Museum's virtual gallery of the Wright brothers' early gliders.

Historical Documents

Eyewitness Accounts

The San Francisco Museum provides eyewitness accounts of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

Newspaper Announcements of Fung Joe Guey's Flight

These real newspaper announcements from 1909 are pretty awesome if you want to learn about the actual man who's flight was the inspiration for Dragonwings.

"Chinaman Builds Aeroplane"

The NY Times provides a copy of their 1909 article on Fun Joe Guey.

Chinese Exclusion Act

The manuscript of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act.


Chinatown in 1900

Some old footage of San Francisco's China town in 1900.

Interview with Yep

What got Laurence Yep into writing, you ask? What does his voice sound like? Find out here!

Tour of San Francisco

Some amazing old footage provides a video tour of San Francisco comparing the city in 1905 to the city in 1906, following the earthquake.

Children of Chinatown, San Francisco

A slideshow of images from the Library of Congress showing children in Chinatown between 1850 and 1925.

Quick Video on the Wright Bros

So that's what Yep means by bottom wing…


Barbara Allen Song
This is the Barbara Allen song that Miss Whitlaw sings. It does exist!


Stage Adaptation

A photo from the Berkeley Repertory Theater's adaptation of Dragonwings. Check out that Dragon King!

The Author

A photo of Laurence Yep

The Chinese Exclusion Act

A 19th century cartoon of Uncle Sam kicking a Chinese immigrant out of the US.

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