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Ya-Lan Chuang 庄雅兰

Business Executive and Cross Culture Communications Consultant

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Business. Community. Education. Politics.

Since 1998 Yalan has been working as a professional Mandarin language and cross-cultural communication training manager and consultant to individuals, corporate organisations and governmental bodies in the UK, France, and Asia.

Outside of the training arena, Yalan has also successfully employed her background in business and finance to facilitate multinationals, financial institutions, European Commission on a number of Euro-Sino projects ( approx. €2 million/project), which involved strategy advice on the pre Joint-Venture (JV) due diligence, integration of multicultural teams post JV, high-street fashion branding and marketing penetration in emerging markets.

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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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Gregor Benton 班国瑞

Professor of Chinese History

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Education. Literature.

Gregor Benton, who graduated in Oriental Studies from Cambridge in 1968, is Professor of Chinese History at Cardiff. Before that, he was Associate Professor in the Centre for Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Amsterdam (1979-89) and Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Leeds (1989-99).

He has published books on Marxism, political humour, the history of the Chinese Communist Party, Red guerrillas in China in the 1930s, the Sino-Japanese War, dissent in China, Chinese Trotskyism, Hong Kong, the theory of moral economy, and overseas Chinese.

His Mountain Fires: The Red Army’s Three-Year War in South China, 1934-1938 (Berkeley 1992) won several awards, including the Association of Asian Studies’ prize for the best book on modern China.

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Joanna Nim Heung Yeung

Community Learning Officer

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Arts. Community. Culture. Education. Sports.

At the age of 10, Joanna emigrated from Hong Kong to live in the UK. In 1992, she moved from Lincoln to London, where she was exposed to more of the multicultural life of Britain and became an active member of several local youth clubs, representing the needs and interests of young people from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Since 2000, Joanna has worked in voluntary and organisations and local government building relationships and engaging community groups to take an active role in developing a positive social well being for themselves and others.

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Dr. Johnny Sei-Hoe Hon

Honorary Consul of Grenada in Hong Kong and Chairman of the Global Group of Companies

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Business. Community. Education. Entertainment. Film, TV & Radio. Information Technology. Media.

B.Sc (Hons), M.A., Ph.D. (Cantab), D.Litt., F.A.B.I., F.A.O.E., ASI

In just nine years, Dr. Johnny Hon has built up an international conglomerate, with diverse interests ranging over banking, property development, financial services, education, media, entertainment and leisure, sports, gaming, telecoms, mining and biotechnology.

Yet, whilst building the Global Group of companies from scratch, Johnny has also managed to pursue a wide range of charitable, diplomatic and political interests.

He is the Ambassador-at-Large and Honorary Consul of Grenada in Hong Kong and holds official positions with four governments. Besides, Johnny is often consulted by Presidents, Prime Ministers and other state leaders who value his advice and insights.

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Li Quan

Founder, Save China's Tigers

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Charities. Education. Science.

Save China’s Tigers is a UK, US and Hong Kong based charity founded in 2000 by Beijing-born Li Quan. The charity’s aim is to raise awareness of the plight of the endangered Chinese tiger and to strive for its protection and preservation through public education, introduction and experimentation of advanced conservation models to China, and raising funds to support these initiatives.

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David Tan

Chinese Liaison Officer (Westminster Council)

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Community. Culture. Education.

David Tan is Westminster Council’s Chinese Liaison Officer and has been working with the council and the community in Chinatown and elsewhere in Westminster since 1990.

In the 1980s, whilst teaching in a secondary school, David Tan became involved with youth and community developments, and spearheaded various projects. Furthering the educational needs of the Chinese community is something that he is especially passionate about.

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Siu Fan Lee

Sociologist and Teacher

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Education. Media.

Originally from Hong Kong, sociologist and teacher Siu Fan Lee came to the UK to do postgraduate studies and is currently pursuing a PhD in Philosophy at the University of London.

Siu Fan Lee recruited, trained and galvanised a team of 16-25 year old volunteers to act as interviewers and helpers, to put into action the Whispers of Time project. Whispers of Time is a 90 minute-long DVD launched in April this year.

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Cheng Yu

Musician

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Education. Music.

Cheng Yu is an internationally renowned pipa and guqin virtuoso, scholar and specialist in Chinese music. She holds degrees in Chinese music from the Xi’an Conservatory of Music, China (BMus.) and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London (MMus, PhD). She performs, records and researches both traditional and contemporary Chinese music, and does cross-cultural music collaborations. She is the founder of the UK Chinese Music Ensemble and London Youlan Qin Society and currently teaches the pipa and guqin at SOAS.

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Veronica Needa

Actress

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Arts. Culture. Education. Theatre.

Veronica was born and grew up in Hong Kong of Eurasian parents (England, Hong Kong, Japan, and Syria) and is bilingual - English/Cantonese. She trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (1983-5) and is a graduate of the School of Playback Theatre (NY, USA). She has a particular commitment to community arts & cross-cultural bridging; and maintains close professional and personal links to Asia. She travels extensively as an international trainer in Playback Theatre - an original form of improvisational theatre which re-enacts real stories from the audience - see www.playbacknet.org and www.playbackcentre.org.

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