The Jade Pendant

A tragic love story set against the lynching of 18 Chinese immigrants in Los Angeles, in 1871.

Fleeing an arranged marriage in China, the independent Peony signs a contract to work as a "flower girl" in America, where she meets Tom, an American Born Chinese cook whose father works on the Transcontinental Railroad. Thwarted by a Hong Kong Triad boss seeking to extend his power into America, theirs is the tale of the first great Chinese immigration to the United States - a story of romance, bigotry, passion, food and a search for everlasting love - set against the largest mass lynching in American history, in Los Angeles' Chinatown, in 1871.

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource

Credits

Director:

  • Po-Chih Leong

Cast:

  • Christine Ko
  • Mark Boone Junior
  • Russell Wong
  • Tzi Ma
  • Jamie Harris

Writers:

  • David Assael
  • L.P. Leung

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