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Suan-Li Ong

Actress

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Arts. Entertainment. Fashion. Film, TV & Radio.

Suan-Li Ong is a British Chinese actress born to parents originating from Malaysia and Hong Kong. She is a true Londoner having lived there for the majority of her life.

As a child she spent many days after school and weekends training Ballet which led to her very first performance at The Tricycle Theatre. Her passion for performance lent it's hand to fate and at the age of 14 she was scouted by a photographer and was instantly signed to Storm Model Management thus her modelling career began. With her Asian looks and London style she has carved out a successful career in commercial and high fashion.

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Siu-see Hung 熊小颸

Actress

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Arts. Entertainment. Film, TV & Radio.

Siu-see is a mixed race British/Chinese actress and voice artist based London. Born to a Chinese father and an English mother, Siu-see grew up in Hong Kong before coming to England to study dance at London Studio Centre in 2006.

Siu-see loved growing up in a mixed household, and feels so grateful that she got to grow up in an environment of both Chinese and British cultures.

Siu-see is tri-lingual, able to speak English, her mother tongue (literally!), Cantonese and Mandarin.

After working as a musical theatre dancer for a number of years, Siu-see re-trained as an actress, graduating with an MA in acting from Arts Educational Schools London in 2012.

Since graduating, Siu-see has consistently worked in theatre and voice-overs, as well as appearing in a number of films and TV pilots.

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Jennifer Wong

Writer, Translator and Copywriter

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Arts. Literature.

Jennifer is a Hong Kong-born writer, translator and copywriter currently living in London.

She is the author of two poetry collections including Summer Cicadas (2006) and Goldfish (2013) published by Chameleon Press. Her poems have appeared in literary journals including Eyewear, Morning Star, Frogmore Papers, Warwick Review, Orbis, TATE ETC, UCity Review, Cha, QLRS (Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore), Dimsum, One Night Stanzas, Iota, New Writer, Rising, as well as poetry anthologies including Oxfam anthology of Young British Poets by Todd Swift and Kim Lockwood (Cinnamon Press 2012); World Record: An Anthology edited by Neil Astley and Anna Selby (Bloodaxe Books 2012); Prairie Schooner – Fusion online journal edited by Kwame Dawes and Agnes Lam (August 2013) and Asian Poetry in English forthcoming from Math Paper Press. She is a regular contributor to Asian Review of Books and Sphinx Reviews.

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Rosaline Ting 陈静姗

Writer
Prior to 2005, Chartered Surveyor


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Arts. Culture. Film, TV & Radio. Literature. Theatre.

In 2005, in her mid fifties, Rosaline stopped practising as a Chartered Surveyor to pursue playwriting. She is a Singaporean-Chinese living in London (a first generation immigrant) and drawing upon her multi-cultural background, she writes the untold stories of older Chinese women living away from their birth countries. In her writing, Rosaline uses a sprinkling of Mandarin and Cantonese to bring authenticity to her Chinese characters.

Her debut stage play was Journeys celebrating the courage of older women who take their own fate in their hands. Work-in-progress performances were held at Wimbledon Studio (2007) and staged readings at Tara Arts (2008) with funding from Arts Council of England and China Now Festival. Journeys was selected for the Women Playwrights’ International Conference in Stockholm in 2012, and for the ELDORADO(Hong Kong)! Festival in April 2013. A private reading was also held in New York (2012).

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Aowen Jin 金翱文

Artist/Social commentator

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Arts. Culture.

Aowen is an artist and she exhibits globally. Her art projects explore contemporary Chinese culture both in China and Britain. She was named "one of tomorrow’s great artists" by The Times Magazine, and had her first profile interview with the eminent cult magazine Dazed and Confused before she even graduated from art school. BBC News 24 and the 'Woman's Hour' programme on BBC Radio 4 have both covered her exhibitions and artworks – along with a number of other publications.

With her unique understanding of both Chinese and Western culture, Aowen also carries out Chinese cultural research and consultancy for high profile banks around the world, helping investors to understand Chinese behaviour patterns. As an insightful social commentator, Aowen is frequently quoted by the media on issues related to China.

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Fuchsia Dunlop 扶霞 (Fu Xia)

Food-writer and cook specialising in Chinese cuisine

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Arts. Culture. Cuisine. Education. Film, TV & Radio. Literature. Media.

Fuchsia Dunlop is an internationally renowned cook and food-writer specialising in Chinese cuisine. She was the first Westerner to train as a chef at the Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine, and has been researching Chinese food and culinary culture since 1994.

She writes about Chinese food and cookery for publications including the Financial Times, The New Yorker, The Observer, the New York Times, Gourmet, Saveur and Time Out, and has been featured as an expert commentator on radio and TV stations all over the world.

She also appears on television as a Chinese cook and food expert. She speaks, reads and writes Chinese.

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Jennifer Lim

Actor and Filmmaker

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Arts. Culture. Entertainment. Film, TV & Radio. Theatre.

Jennifer Lim is an actress and filmmaker. Her acting work encompasses film, TV, theatre and radio in the UK and abroad.

Hailing originally from Singapore where her television appearances include the Mandarin series, Waves Of Courage and The Broadcaster, Jennifer is probably best known for her role as Kana in the smash hit horror film, Hostel. Written and directed by Eli Roth of Cabin Fever fame (himself the star of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds) and exec produced by Tarantino, Hostel went on to gross more than $45 million at the U.S. box office.

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Daniel York

Actor, writer, director, film maker, musician, composer, polemicist

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Arts. Culture. Entertainment. Film, TV & Radio. Music. Theatre.

Born of mixed Singapore Chinese/British parentage, as an actor has appeared at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Court, Royal National Theatre, Edinburgh Traverse, Hampstead, The Gate, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Manchester Library, Leicester Haymarket and was Fortinbras opposite Alan Rickman’s Hamlet at Riverside Studios. For Mu-lan Theatre Company played leading roles in their award winning productions of Porcelain and The Magic Fundoshi as well in Sun Is Shining which played to sold out audiences at the King’s Head and Battersea Arts Centre in London as well as off Broadway New York. Has also worked extensively in Singapore for Singapore Repertory Theatre, tHEATREwORKs, Wild Rice and Pangdemonium as well as appearing at the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre in Yellow Earth’s English & Mandarin production of King Lear and touring the US in the acclaimed Aquila Theatre Company’s tour of Aristophanes’ The Birds.

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Zoë Baxter

DJ/Radio presenter

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Arts. Culture. Film, TV & Radio. Music.

Zoë Baxter started DJing at parties in 2000 and progressed to Internet radio and then community radio. She has always had a keen interest in East Asian cinema and cuisine and this lead her to investigate East Asian music. Zoë collects vinyl with a specialist interest in 1960’s ‘Asia Beat’, Reggae and Rhythm & Blues.



In 2005 she presented and produced Ni Hao Chinatown parts 1 & 2 for the London community arts radio station Resonance FM focusing on the Save Chinatown Campaign and the history of Chinese immigration in London. 



Following on from this Zoë has presented and produced 5 series of Lucky Cat for Resonance FM as well as documentary features on Chinagrass (folk music from the grasslands of China) and Heroines of Hong Kong and Chinese Cinema.

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Clem So

Artist

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Arts.

Clem So's work centres around his Identity as a British born man of Chinese descent and he takes a look at the duality of this diaspora and through his creativity, is trying to convey this as one cohesive whole using his Buddhist practice as the pivot. His work covers a broad spectrum of media from paintings, installation work (including sound) to moving image.

Through a combination of a traditional and digital process, he is able to peel back and reveal hidden layers of abstracted texture and subtle gestures of narrative transmitted as compelling portraiture and installation work.

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