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We’ll always have Beijing: from hero to villain

In the half-century since Bruce Lee’s early death in July 1973, the image of Chinese in western culture and business has come full circle with an added twist of spite.

Prior to the martial arts deity’s explosion onto cinema screens in the 1960s, Chinese men were barely seen except as anonymous hordes reminiscent of the wave warfare that kept America at bay in Korea. Their ultimate sacrifice was presented in the west as an antlike lack of humanity rather than the collective courage we recognise from the allied storming of Normandy beaches.

Is whitewashed Doctor Strange about to morph into Dr Strangelove or be eclipsed by Fu Manchu redux?

Anna Chen’s debut piece in the Asia Times

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The Roots of the Clash between the United States and China: Virtual Vigil for the Victims of the Atlanta Shootings

VIRTUAL VIGIL FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE ATLANTA SHOOTINGS Organised by the Goldsmiths Anti-Imperialist Society — Sunday 2nd May 2021 Text of Anna Chen’s talk  The Roots of the Clash between the United States of America and China After a year of increasing anti-Asian violence encouraged by unscrupulous politicians and media, we took another lurch

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Standing up to sinophobia: how racism has its roots in politics

STANDING UP TO SINOPHOBIA: From Fu Manchu to Bat Soup Online event hosted by The Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding (SACU) 6th April 2021 Contribution by Anna Chen HOW RACISM HAS ITS ROOTS IN POLITICS So here we are in April 2021 as America’s anti-Chinese pogrom goes full blown. We’re seeing almost daily attacks on Asian

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Overwhelming China: Philip Dodd on the roots of sinophobia, BBC R4

I just appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Overwhelming China, presented by Philip Dodd and produced by Simon Hollis of Brook Lapping. What a wonderful intelligent take-down of the all-pervasive sinophobia for a change. It’s like a grown-up walked into a playground full of preening bullies. Programme contributors included Daniel York, Ben Chu, Dr Ann Witchard,

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Racism for fun: Fu Manchu producer pleads irony on the BBC

Well, call me Kafka. My contribution to today’s Feedback programme on BBC R4 ended up as a cutting-room floor job in favour of a letter from another listener making similar points, which was good. At least it shows someone else could be bothered to write in about the god-awful throwback Fu Manchu In Edinburgh programme

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