Category Archives: Live performance

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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Anna’s TED Talk on You Tube: a banker, a worker and an immigrant walk into a bar

Now posted at You Tube: Genetic science has definitively proved that all humans originate from the same group of East African ancestors. So why do people insist on trying to create divisions between races or nationalities? Anna Chen suggests this … Continue reading

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Anna Chen’s TEDxEastEnd Talk: a banker, a worker and an immigrant walk into a bar …

I had a great time last Saturday as one of the speakers at the TED x East End event. I talked about migration and diversity, mirrors and diversion, looking at how politics and economics distort the history of human migration … 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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Anna Chen’s Chinese Diaspora in Britain talk and poetry comes to Liverpool 18th June

Anna Chen gives her Chinese Diaspora in Britain talk and reads poetry at the International Festival of Business China Day launching ‘Opera for Chinatown’ in Liverpool Really looking forward to doing this live event in Liverpool. “Writer, poet and broadcaster … Continue reading

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