She also works at the commissary and is first seen in the prison cafeteria, eating with the others. Chang escapes from the prison during the riot, but is then revealed to have been found shortly. wrote this episode review for my performance and media class, focusing on the nature of asian tropes and stereotypes presented in the netflix series orange is the new black. In netflixs original series orange is the new black, one of the smaller characters is an elderly asian inmate named chang. On the surface, like many asian characters in media, shes quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn. A page for describing characters orange is the new black - asian inmates. but for all of its sensitivity, the show has developed a blind spot, and over its three seasons, orange is the new black has repeatedly failed its asian characters. Chang and brook soso -- the only two asian inmates -- are, at best, underdeveloped, and at worst, common stereotypes of asian women in popular media. orange is the new black is an american comedy-drama series created by jenji.