Category Archives: Race

Chinese in Britain this week: South China Morning Post magazine and BBC Radio 4 Extra

Two lots of Chinese in Britain from me this week. Today, my cover article for the South China Morning Post magazine — “Personal tales of a journey to a new land” — about the sweeping Ming Ai oral history project, … 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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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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Anna’s Resonance 104.4FM series starts 15th October

I read some pert, perky and pertinent poetry at last night’s pre-The Fu Manchu Complex public debate at the Oval House Theatre. The main event in the evening, a satire by actor Daniel York who was at the centre of … Continue reading

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I am Rich and You are Poor: lines on dead Chinese cocklepickers and their rich benefactors

Anna Chen reads her poem, “I am Rich and You are Poor: lines on dead Chinese cocklepickers and their rich benefactors” about the 21 people who died at Morecambe Bay in 2004. Performed at the Morning Star May Day celebrations, … Continue reading

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