Category Archives: Arts

BBC Radio 4 Extra to repeat ST IVES AND ME Wed 21st Dec 6.30am, 1.30pm and 8.30pm: presented by Anna Chen

Spend the longest night of the year with me on BBC Radio 4 Extra when St Ives and Me is repeated on December 21st ST IVES AND ME on BBC Radio 4 Extra. I’ve just learnt from my lovely producers, … Continue reading

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Anna May Wong: A Celestial Star in Piccadilly, BBC Radio 4 Extra tomorrow then iPlayer for 30 days

Anna May Wong: a celestial star in Piccadilly, BBC Radio 4 Extra, 06:30 and 13:30 Wednesday 16th March 2016 I had the great pleasure to make my programme on Anna May Wong, Hollywood’s first Chinese screen legend, in 2008 for … Continue reading

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Chopsticks At Dawn on BBC Radio 4 Extra 2nd July

My programme, Chopsticks At Dawn, about chinoiserie clichés in music, is repeated tomorrow BBC Radio 4 Extra & iPlayer. It’s on four times: 6:30; 13:30; 20:30 and again the next morning at 06:30, so no excuses. First broadcast 2010 on … Continue reading

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How St Ives came to be one of the foremost art communities in Britain

St Ives in Cornwall romps home as the ideal town where most of us would like to live. ‘Fonly it wasn’t also the most expensive. Here’s a piece I wrote about the artists’ colony and Number One desirable seaside resort … Continue reading

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More or Less Asian? Stereotypes in Literature: talk at Asia House 12th Nov 2014

The cuddly liberal Guardian thought this illustration was OK. The original photo of the squirrel before the Guardian’s Goebbels squad got on the job. I’m on a panel next Wednesday at Asia House for a debate — More or Less … Continue reading

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China’s science and cultural inventions on Madam Miaow at Resonance 104.4FM

On Resonance 104.4FM, Madam Miaow’s Culture Lounge looks at China’s cultural and scientific contributions and inventions. Guests: Elizabeth Lawrence and Paul Anderson. Presented by Anna Chen. Charles Shaar Murray rides shotgun. This week’s Madam Miaow’s Culture Lounge is themed around … Continue reading

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