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Lili Zhao

Managing Editor of China Ethos

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Business. Community. Culture. Media.

Lili Zhao graduated with first class honours in Financial & Business Economics from Royal Holloway, University of London following her Media Studies from Hammersmith and West London college. Upon graduating, she first worked in the financial sector before joining Shanghai media Ltd for its China Ethos magazine.

Lili is high on life. She is full of curiosity and contradictions, and perpetually searching for the meaning of life – as well as for more beautiful dresses.

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Daniel Jacoel

UK Chairman of the 48 Group Club Young Icebreakers

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Business. Culture.

Daniel Jacoel is a prominent figure in the development of Sino-British relations. Having achieved so much, it is hard to believe that this charismatic young man who received Premier Wen Jiabao in London, January 2009, is still a young leader.

Daniel’s interest in his Chinese heritage inspired him to study Modern and Classical Chinese at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Since graduating, he has worked in Beijing and gone on to become the UK Chairman of the 48 Group Club Young Icebreakers.

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David Tse Ka-Shing

Freelance actor, writer, theatre director and film-maker. Creative Director of Chinatown Arts Space (part-time)

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

David read law before training at Rose Bruford College (acting) and the Leicester Haymarket Theatre (directing). He studied Beijing Opera movement with Lee Siu Wah and during M. Butterfly with Jamie Guan. Inspired by East Asian physical style, he became Artistic Director of Yellow Earth Theatre where for 13 years, he successfully led the company to become the UK’s only revenue-funded British East Asian touring theatre.

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Fung Lam 林丰

Composer / Musician

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

With the premiere of his 23-minutes orchestral work Unlocking in May 2008 by the BBC Concert Orchestra and conductor Charles Hazlewood, Fung Lam became not only the first composer commissioned to compose a new work specifically for BBC Radio 3’s Discovering Music programme, but also the youngest Chinese composer ever to have received a commission from the BBC.

Ranging from original concert and media works to various arrangements, sometimes involving both Western and Chinese instruments, Fung’s music has been performed around the world, including festivals such as the Cheltenham Music Festival, BASBWE International Wind Festival, Soundwaves Festival, Second Glance Festival, BBC Electric Proms, Musicarama (Hong Kong), Le French May (Hong Kong), as well as Asian Composers’ League Asian Music Festivals in Japan, Israel and New Zealand.

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Kenny Ren

Chinese Performer of Saxophone & Magic

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Arts. Culture. Dance. Entertainment. Music. Sports.

Kenny Ren aims to build cultural partnerships between artists, schools, businesses and communities across the UK and China.

Kenny Ren was born in a tradition art family in Shandong, China. He enjoyed growing up with arts and music and found that he was gifted, developing as a multi-talented artist.

In 1994, he joined the Opera House of Shan Dong and qualified as a professional musician. In 2001, he further studied in Malaysia and in 2003 he moved to the United Kingdom.

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Andy Cheung

Writer and Performer

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

Andy is a writer and performer and has worked with celebrated theatre companies such as English National Opera, Yellow Earth Theatre and Twisting Yarn Theatre Company.

Andy’s plays have been staged as rehearsed readings at The Royal Court, Chelsea Centre, The Albany and Soho Theatre. He wrote the show script for The Chinese Stage Circus at the Hackney Empire, and the story for Yellow Earth’s ‘Chinese Two-Step 1925-2005’, a multi-disciplinary performance including drama, music and dance that was performed by the Chinese communities in Trafalgar Square.

Andy’s play ‘Peace Pagoda’, inspired by the monument in London’s Battersea Park, received a special preview at The Linbury, Royal Opera House in 2007.

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Jih-Wen Yeh

Artistic Director and Producer

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Arts. Culture. Dance. Education. Entertainment.

Taiwanese-born Jih-Wen Yeh trained in both Chinese and contemporary dance at the Taiwan Junior College and gained her BA (Hons) Dance Theatre at the Laban centre, London in 1993.

Jih-Wen has choreographed and performed professionally in both Chinese and contemporary dance. She had won a choreographic award from the Dance of Black Origin Festival led by the Greenroom Manchester. By March 2001 she had completed her fourth contract with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London to perform in the production of "Turandot" 2001. She is also working closely with the Chinese Arts Centre as an ongoing workshop leader since 1997. Jih - Wen
was selected and awarded as one of the ten leadership training course in East Scheme in 2007.

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Gigi Wong

Documentary Director & Editor

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Culture. Entertainment. Film, TV & Radio.

Gigi has produced and directed three European Chinese documentary series for The Chinese Channel (TVBS-E) which featured Christine Lee, David Tse Ka-Shing and many other distinguished European Chinese who are in various industries. The series explores the multi-cultural identities of European Chinese and how their experiences enlighten the next generation.

Gigi is an international producer/editor specialising in documentary film making. Recent projects include 'The Biggest Chinese Restaurant In the World' (BBC - UK) which has been shortlisted in Toronto International Film Festival. 'I Wanna Be Boss' (VPRO - NL) a series on pressures of senior high school students in China. 'Beyond The Game', a documentary about internet gaming in China (VPRO - NL).

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Liu Hong ??

Professor of Chinese Studies

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Culture. Education.

Chair of Chinese Studies and Professor of East Asian Studies; Director of Centre for Chinese Studies and Confucius Institute, University of Manchester.

Born in Fujian, Hong Liu was educated in Xiamen and Fudan Universities. He was a lecturer at Xiamen University for two years before he went to the Netherlands and the USA to do research and Ph.D. studies. Upon completing his Ph.D. he was offered a position as an assistant professor at the Department of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore, where he taught between 1995 and 2006. He was awarded tenure in 2000 and served as the Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Convener of the University’s China Studies Minor Program. He also served as a visiting fellow at Kyoto, Harvard, and Stockholm Universities for a cumulative period of about two years.

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Eve Lee

Creative Director

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Arts. Culture. Design. Fashion. Media.

Eve Lee is a Malaysian born graphic designer and art director who has lived and worked in London for the last seven years.

Following her studies in Malaysia and the US, Eve worked for five years as an art director at advertising agency TBWA in Kuala Lumpur, before coming to London in 2000 to work as a freelance designer and follow the MA design course at Central Saint Martins College.

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