Category Archives: China

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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Chinese British comic Anna Chen says WTF with the stereotypes? Stand-up comedy in the week of Act for Change.

British East Asian comedian Anna Chen on Asian stereotypes, terracotta warriors, and pets. This week, hundreds of actors, artists and creatives attended the Act for Change conference at the Young Vic in London looking at the alarming lack of diversity … Continue reading

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Anna Chen’s Chinese Diaspora talk and poetry reading at Liverpool’s International Festival of Business China Day

A reminder about Liverpool tomorrow. I’m looking forward to giving my China Diaspora in Britain talk plus poetry from Reaching for my Gnu at the Il Forno Restaurant in Duke Street, Liverpool, tomorrow at 4pm. My dad lived there from … 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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Madam Miaow’s Culture Lounge launched on Resonance FM

Last night’s exciting launch programme of my new Resonance FM radio series — Madam Miaow’s Culture Lounge — is now available to listen online. Share a cultural first and check it out here. “Oh Other where art thou?” featured my … Continue reading

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Madam Mao’s Golden Oldies repeated on BBC R4 26 Oct 2013

MADAM MAO’S GOLDEN OLDIES REPEATED 26TH OCTOBER 2013, FIRST BROADCAST 17TH JULY 2012 BBC Radio 4 at 3.30pm, Saturday 26th October 2013 Presented and co-written by Anna Chen Produced by Mukti Jain Campion for Culture Wise In Madam Mao’s Golden … Continue reading

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