Category Archives: China

The Great Wall at Mutianyu: Anna and Paul in China

Another movie from the China trip last month. The Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, an hour and a bit drive north of Beijing, which is not only less touristy but has the advantage of a chair lift so you … Continue reading

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The Forbidden City video: Anna and Paul in China

In China for the Bookworm Literary Festival and only a day left in this astonishing city of 30 million, so what to do? You can’t visit Beijing and not see the old quarter, the hutongs, Tiananmen Square and, of course, … Continue reading

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The Kung Fu Pandas of Chengdu video: Anna and Paul in China

I’m back! I saw pandas running. I saw pandas rollin’ and a tumblin’. I saw pandas sprawling with a filthy “come ‘n’ get me, boys ‘n’ gurls” look in their over-kohled eyes. I saw marzipan pandas and made short work … Continue reading

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Off to the Bookworm Literary Festival in China

The kind people at the Bookworm Literary Festival have invited me to speak at their events this year, in Chengdu, Suzhou, Ningbo and Beijing. Which is why I’m waiting for the cab to take me to trains and airport. The … 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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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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