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A Brief History of the Chinese Who Came to Britain: Anna Chen’s Introduction to Hannah Lowe’s new poetry collection, Old Friends

Hannah Lowe’s new collection of poetry, Old Friends Published by Hercules Editions, May 2022 Introduction written by Anna Chen A Brief History of the Chinese Who Came to Britain How many Chinas are there? In 2022, two Grand Narratives jockey for position as the dominant conventional wisdom which will define China and its global diaspora: […]

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Chinese British support UK One Day Without Us day of action

The cast of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Snow In Midsummer in rehearsal holding One Day Without Us placards. From left to right: Katie Leung, Andrew Koji, Lucy Sheen, Wendy Kweh, Andrew Leung, Jonathan Ragget, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Daniel York, director Justin Audibert, Richard Rees, Kevin Shen. At the front in the red jacket is

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British Born Chinese panel discussion at the LSE: audio

Kevin and Daniel in British Born Chinese Here’s the audio from last Saturday’s panel discussion at the London School of Economics where I’m talking about British Born Chinese, a documentary by Dr Elena Barabantseva. Speaker(s): Dr Elena Barabantseva, Anna Chen, Andy Lawrence, Dr Véronique Pin-Fat Chair: Professor William Callahan Recorded on 27 February 2016 at Wolfson

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Chinese in Britain this week: South China Morning Post 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, backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund documenting, as many UK Chinese as possible 2012-2015. Drawn

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Anna Chen presents the series “Chinese In Britain” on BBC Radio 4: repeated October 2014 on R4 Extra

Anna Chen presents the groundbreaking ten-part series Chinese in Britain made for BBC Radio 4 broadcast in 2007, repeated from 27th October 2014 on R4 Extra. (Recorded 2006 and 2007) This seminal work on the Chinese diaspora was presented by Anna Chen and produced by Mukti Jain Campion of Culture Wise for BBC Radio 4. The series

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The forced repatriation of Chinese seaman from post-war Liverpool: my column for the South China Morning Post

Photo: Pak Hung Chan In 2007 I made a ten-part series for BBC Radio 4 called Chinese In Britain. Along with my wonderful producer Mukti Jain Campion at Culture Wise, we covered hitherto largely unknown issues and events such as the forced repatriation by the Atlee government of Chinese seamen who’d risked their lives keeping

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