17 NOV Issues in racial and ethnic casting – event & discussion

Two years after the storm surrounding The Orphan of Zhao, this event launches a Special Issue of Contemporary Theatre Review that documents different perspectives on the controversy. Combining screenings, performances and a roundtable discussion, the event asks if, and what progress is being made in the representation of racial-ethnic diversity at Britain’s More...

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By Editorial On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Chinese in Britain 10 part series on Radio 4

Chinese in Britain series on Radio 4 | Photograph © Eric Cown Social commentator Anna Chen presents the groundbreaking ten-part series Chinese in Britain this autumn. The series broadcast airs Monday 27th October More...

By Tuey Mac On Saturday, March 8th, 2014

A past golden world brought to life: A Chinese Tea Artisan reveals her ceremonial magic

Imagine the scene.  A tea artisan sits before you in beautiful ceremonial robe. She swills the boiling water thrice in the tea pot and dainty tea cups so as to warm the ceramics in preparation for the final pour. To More...

By Tuey Mac On Friday, February 28th, 2014

Why Marlon Brando’s Oscar refusal speech is still relevant today

When Marlon Brando was awarded an Oscar for Best Actor at the Academy Awards in 1973 for his performance in The Godfather, he refused to accept the award – instead issuing a statement via Shasheen Littlefeather More...

By Guest Contributor On Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Top tips on how to dance like a K-POP professional

So you want to dance like a K-POP professional? Dickie Wong, head choreographer at DGC Dance gives you his top tips on how to groove like a K-POP pro! Know your bounce from your pop K-pop choreography is strongly More...

By Editorial On Thursday, February 6th, 2014

British Council offer scholarships to China

British Council offer scholarships to China Are you a student or graduate looking for a completely different experience? Are you interested in studying in China? The British Council in China are offering a range More...

By Tuey Mac On Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

British East Asian Actors call to Ed Vaizey and broadcasters for inclusion on UK screen

British East Asian actors have written an open to letter to UK Culture minister Ed Vaizey and Broadcasting Chiefs demanding fair representation on screen Last week a diversity summit was held with key actors and More...

By Tuey Mac On Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快乐 xīn nián kuài lè!

Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快乐 xīn nián kuài lè! Wishing you all health, happiness and prosperity for the year ahead – Year of the Horse. I’ll be broadcasting live on Friday 31 January at 1:30pm More...

By Editorial On Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

UK Prime Minister David Cameron wishes you a happy Chinese New Year

UK Prime Minister David Cameron sends his warmest wishes to everyone around the world celebrating Chinese New Year. In his speech David Cameron reflects upon the deep relationship between the UK and China and on More...

By Editorial On Monday, January 27th, 2014

Tang Long Shaolin Kung Fu and Chinese Cultural Centre opens

A new Kung fu and Chinese cultural centre is set to open its doors next week in London. The Tang Long Chinese Cultural Centre will be celebrating its opening on 8th February, bringing Shaolin Kung Fu and Chinese More...

By Tuey Mac On Saturday, January 25th, 2014
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Chinese New Year – what’s it all about? Didn’t we just have a New Year?

Chinese New Year – what’s it all about? And didn’t we just have a New Year? I want to take the opportunity to clarify a few points about Chinese New Year because I know when I was growing up it More...

By Tuey Mac On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Pioneer in Chinese Medicine passes away – achievements honoured in tribute event

A special Chinese New Year event will honour the late Professor Man Fong Mei – an innovative force in the application of modern Chinese Medicine in the West. The joint tribute-celebration will take place at More...

By Tuey Mac On Monday, January 20th, 2014

Student dances his way across China in 100 days

Student dances his way across China in 100 days Most students document the trips with photos and blogs – not so for 20yr old American student Jake Gaba who decided to film himself dancing across the iconic More...

By Tuey Mac On Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

British Chinese twin sister entrepreneurs receive MBE from Queen who loves their Chinese food

British Chinese twin sister chefs Helen and Lisa Tse – masterminds behind the award-winning Sweet Mandarin Chinese restaurant in Manchester have got more cause to celebrate this Chinese New Year – the More...

By Editorial On Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

COMPETITION Win a holiday to Vietnam with National Geographic Traveller and Rickshaw Travel

National Geographic Traveller (UK) are giving writers the chance to win an unforgettable holiday to Vietnam for two. If you love to blog about your travels, have impressive stories to tell and think you’ve got More...

By Editorial On Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Chinese electric buses now transporting passengers in London

Chinese electric buses now transporting passengers in London Two pure electric buses were handed over to Transport for London today in a ceremony involving the Mayor of London’s Environment spokesman, operator More...

By Editorial On Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
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UK’s First Bilingual English-Mandarin Primary School to open in London

The UK’s first Bi-lingual English – Mandarin Primary School to open The UK’s first Bi-lingual English – Mandarin Primary School will open in London next September and is accepting submissions More...

By Editorial On Friday, December 6th, 2013

Writers wanted – get your work published here!

*CALLING ALL WRITERS* We’re always on the lookout for interesting articles and great writers. We’re currently looking for insightful and interesting articles with a Chinese/East Asian culture and perspective. If More...

By Tuey Mac On Friday, November 29th, 2013

South London Council sells off Chinese antiques for £8million in controversial auction

Croydon Council is under fire for selling off a rare collection of Chinese antique ceramics at a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong. 17 items from the 24-piece collection were sold at auction and fetched the equivalent More...

By Editorial On Friday, November 29th, 2013

Newcastle University to give away 3 scholarships to Vietnamese students

Newcastle University announces 3 scholarship awards to Vietnamese students applying for postgraduate studies in September 2014. The Newcastle University ASEAN Scholarship merit-based award is partial tuition fee More...