There are several discussions of Star Wars meta from different sources I want to recommend:
* On the Guardians of the Whills Rejecting the Light Side/Dark Side Discord in Their Understanding of the Force (It's canon!) Note: This also includes discussion of Qui-Gon Jinn and the so-called Gray Jedi.
* How Rogue One Subverts Asian Male Stereotypes (And Why That's Important)
* Considering Baze and Chirrut in the Context of Chinese Culture and Storytelling