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Launch of Diana Yeh’s new co-edited book Contesting British Chinese Culture

Image: Contesting British Chinese Culture publication, Erika Tan, 2018

Come and join us in celebrating the launch of “Contesting British Chinese Culture”. The event will include screenings of works, readings, presentations and a panel discussion with one of the editors Diana Yeh and contributors, Felicia Chan, Rosa Fong, Katie Hill, susan pui san lok, Veronica Needa and Erika Tan, and include responses from Cuong Pham and Bettina Fung, both current and previous Asia-Art-Activism Research Network Researchers-in-Residence.

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The book: Contesting British Chinese Culture

Editors: Dr Diana Yeh (City, University of London) and Dr Ashley Thorpe (Royal Holloway)

Contributors: Felicia Chan, Rosa Fong, Katie Hill, Anthony Key, Grace Lau, susan pui san lok, Veronica Needa, Amanda Rogers, Erika Tan, Ashley Thorpe, Andy Willis and Diana Yeh.

This is the first edited volume to critically interrogate British Chinese cultural politics in terms of national and international debates on the Chinese diaspora, race, multiculture, identity and belonging, and transnational ‘Chineseness’. Collectively, the essays look at how notions of ‘British Chinese culture’ have been constructed and challenged in the visual arts, theatre and performance, and film since the mid-1980s. They contest British Chinese invisibility, showing how practice is forged through shifting historical and political contexts; continued racialization, the currency of Orientalist stereotypes and the possibility of their subversion; the policies of institutions and their funding strategies; and dynamic relationships with transnationalisms.

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The book will be available to purchase on the evening at a 25% discount via cash or cheque.

The publication of the book and its launch has been generously supported by City, University of London.

sbjb056 • November 16, 2018

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