CBS All Access interviewed a bunch of the cast of its Strange Angel series. In his interview actor Keye Chen talks about: “Portraying An Asian Rocket Genius On Strange Angel.” He states that the person he portrays is a historical figure but never actually names the character. Other coverage of the series has Chen playing “Gui Chiang.” The interviewer notes that Chen has “done a lot of research” and Chen happily agrees.
OK. I challenge y’all to Google “Gui Chiang.”
Doing a bit more research, one discovers that a Chinese national, Qian Xuesen (Tsien Hsue-shen), was part of Parsons research team at Caltech. Eventually he was deported and – despite what Chen says – helped oversee China’s nuclear research and his work led to the development of China’s ballistic missile and space programs. Read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qian_Xuesen.
And here’s the interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XvDl-hUJAw.