Chinese and British: The Conversation

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Our lively panel on what it means to be Chinese and British

This event will take place at the British Library. It will be simultaneously live streamed on the British Library platform. Tickets may be booked either to attend in person (physical), or to watch on our platform (online) either live or within 48 hours on catch up.  Viewing links will be sent out shortly before the event.

The online version of this event will be live captioned.

Award winning podcaster, Georgie Ma, hosts an evening of deeply personal conversations exploring life as a British born Chinese (BBC)/ British Asian.  Based on her podcast Chinese Chippy Girl, Georgie’s special guests this evening join her to talk about belonging and identity and to explore areas of conflict and tension.

Angela Hui is an award-winning journalist, editor and author of Takeaway: Stories from a Childhood Behind the Counter. Her work has been published in gal-dem, Guardian, Financial Times, HuffPost, Independent, Lonely Planet, Refinery29, Vice, among others. She was the former food and drink writer at Time Out. Currently, she's the editor at REKKI, a free app transforming the way chefs order ingredients.

Angela Hui photo by Ken Lam

Georgie Ma is a BBC (British born Chinese).  Her parents owned a Chinese takeaway in Macclesfield which she worked at since the age of 10 and also lived above the shop with her family.  Georgie created the podcast, Chinese Chippy Girl, where she brings guests on the show to bring better representation to the ESEA (East and Southeast Asian) community and to amplify ESEA voices.

Amy Phung is a British-Chinese Londoner and co-founder of besea.n, Britain’s East and South East Asian Network. She has written for a number of publications including gal-dem magazine and has contributed to panel conversations at SOAS, UCL, Imperial and King's College London focussing on media misrepresentation of East and South East Asian communities. 

Jason Kwan (he/they) is a Hong Kong born non-binary singer-songwriter, diversity-inclusion consultant, and model. Through his dark pop music, Jason platforms queer Asian experiences. He performed at Glastonbury Festival for the first time this summer. As trustee at Male Survivors Partnership he advocates for LGBTQIA+, non-binary and trans survivors and victims. His new single Ritual is currently featured on BBC Introducing.

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Blick Rothenberg a part of AZETS

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Name: Chinese and British: The Conversation
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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