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Johnny Luk

Author, Social Entrepreneur, Civil Servant

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Literature. Social Enterprise.

Johnny is an entrepreneur, political activist and author.

Johnny is currently the CEO of the award winning non-profit, the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE). He was at the time of appointment at the age of 23, the youngest CEO of a seven digit non profit in the UK, and one of the few from the British Chinese community. Johnny is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the Institute of Directors, the Youth Leaders Group member for the US Embassy and an occasional writer for The Guardian. Johnny is also a Microsoft Venture Judge and the London Mayor's Low Carbon Judge. In politics, Johnny is active as a political advisor to the Director of the Conservative Friends of the Chinese and a campaigner for smaller government, more relevant skills training to young people and building a pro-business ecosystem.

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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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Dr. Amy Ng

Writer/Historian

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Culture. Education. Literature. Theatre.

Amy Ng is a writer and historian. She grew up in Hong Kong, and holds a combined B.A. and M.A. In History and East Asian Studies (summa cum laude) from Yale University, and a D. Phil in Modern History from Balliol College, Oxford University. She was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, and a Humboldt Fellow at the European Institute of History in Mainz, Germany. She is also a graduate of the Critical Mass Writers Program at the Royal Court Theatre in London.

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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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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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Jo Ho

Screenwriter and Film Director

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Entertainment. Film, TV & Radio. Literature.

Jo Ho is a self-taught, award-winning British Born Chinese screenwriter and director who was recently named Winner of the Women In Film and Television's 'New Talent' Award (2010). In the same week, she was also nominated for The CDN's 'Best Breakthrough Production Talent' Award, with her TV series, Spirit Warriors now in the running for 'Best Children's Programme' at 2011 Broadcast Award's.

Last year, she was named one of the Top Ten Outstanding Young Chinese People in the UK, and presented with the Big Ben Award for her 'Outstanding Achievement by a Chinese Woman in the UK Film and Television Industry’.

She has been selected for international development schemes including Pygmalion (Pal Labs) and was sponsored by AMPAS (Oscars), NFTS and Film Council on a trip to LA, as one of UK’s top upcoming talents.

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Jason Chan Wai-Ming

Tai Chi Master / Spiritual Teacher

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Education. Literature. Sports.

Jason Chan is a Taoist Tai Chi Master, an inspiring spiritual teacher, and a powerful energy healer. Jason trained in martial arts in Hong Kong where he was born and brought up.

Jason Chan, author of The Radiant Warrior (Hay House 2009) has been teaching Tai Chi, Chi Kung and meditation in the UK and Europe for over 20 years. Jason Chan is also a very well known and popular figure on the British and Irish ‘mind, body spirit scene’. During this time, Jason has inspired and uplifted thousands of people through his enlightening teaching and presence. His aim is to pass on the benefits of vitality, natural health, inner strength and spiritual awakening to all those who train with him. Jason currently runs teacher training courses and personal development courses in the UK and Ireland and retreats in the UK, Europe and Thailand.

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Tina Freeth (Chen Mei Xi)

Author / Screenwriter / Storyteller

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Literature.

Tina is a 'Chinese Brummie' writer of fiction, creative non-fiction, children's books and short films. She is currently finishing off her studies with the National Academy of Writing based in Birmingham and working on various full length projects including her much anticipated memoir, Chinese Chips (working title).

Tina's most recent publications The Crew: Day of the Dog (2009) and The Crew: Hot or Not? (2009) are published by leading educational publisher Franklin Watts and are part of six reluctant reader titles penned under the pseudonym Sam Carter. Tina's writing can also be found in the anthologies: The Map of Me (2008, Penguin), Finding A Voice (2008, National Academy of Writing/Imprimata) and Original Skin (2007, Birmingham Libraries/Brewin Books).

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Jeremy Tiang 程异

Actor, writer

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

Jeremy is originally from Singapore, and is equally fluent in Mandarin and English. After reading English Literature at Oxford, he trained as an actor at Drama Centre London.

Performance credits include Peace Pagoda (Royal Opera House), The First Emperor (British Museum/ Yellow Earth Theatre), Jingo (Finborough), Ex Humare (King's Head Theatre), Hounslow West (Theatre503), Men of Monsters (Hen & Chickens), Rendition Monologues, The Illegals, Seven Years With Hard Labour (iceandfire), A Singapore Carol (Singapore Repertory Theatre), 8.3 Minutes (short film, opposite Colin Salmon), The Madness of the Dance (short film, opposite Maxine Peake), and the Bollywood film Show Man. Jeremy has also taken part in rehearsed readings for the Royal Court, Soho Theatre and King's Head Theatre.

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Nicky Harman

Translator and Teacher

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Education. Literature.

Nicky Harman lives in the UK. She has worked as a literary translator for a dozen years and, until the spring of 2011, also lectured on the MSc in Scientific, Technical and Medical Translation at Imperial College London. Now, in addition to translating, she organizes translation-focused events and mentors new translators from Chinese.

She has taught Chinese-English workshops at Literary Translation Summer Schools and in 2011 was Translator-in-Residence at London Free Word Centre. She won first prize in the into-English section of the China International Translation Contest, 2013-14. Her home page is here. She tweets as China Fiction Book Club @cfbcuk and @NickyHarman_cn.

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