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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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Ma Jian

Writer

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Literature.

Ma Jian was born in Qingdao, China, in 1953. After working as a photojournalist for a state-run magazine, he left China for Hong Kong in 1987 after a clampdown in which some his works were banned, but continued to return to China, notably to support the pro-democracy activist in Tiananmen Square in 1989. In 1997, he moved to Germany, and in 1999 he again moved to England.

He is the author of Red Dust, winner of the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award; The Noodle Maker, a novel; and Stick Out Your Tongue, stories about Tibet that prompted the Chinese government to ban Ma Jian’s work, and that set him on the road to exile. He is also the author of Beijing Coma, released in 2008.

He now lives in London with his partner and translator, Flora Drew.

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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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Benjamin Yeoh Seng-Loong

Writer

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

Ben is an award winning writer. He is one of the first British born Chinese writers to be performed in the UK.

Ben was born near London to a Singaporean mother and Malaysian father. He studied at Westminster School, Cambridge University and Harvard University.

Ben studied experimental psychology, behavioural neuroscience within Natural Sciences at Cambridge. There he also started directing plays. He won a scholarship to Harvard, where he trained in dramaturgy, directing and writing.

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Xinran Xue

Writer and Founder of Mother’s Bridge of Love charity

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Charities. Literature.

Xinran (full name Xinran Xue) is the founder of the charity Mother’s Bridge of Love. This charity aims to provide help and support for adoptive mothers of Chinese children. Mother’s Bridge of Love seeks to provide overseas Chinese children with a link to their heritage and culture, and also to provide for the millions of Chinese children growing up in poverty, with little chance of a quality education.

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Xiaolu Guo

Novelist, Filmmaker and Essayist

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Film, TV & Radio. Literature.

A novelist, filmmaker and essayist, Xiaolu Guo was born in a fishing village in the south of China in 1973. In 2000 she was awarded an MA in Film from the Beijing Film Academy and then came to London to study at the National Film and Television School. Her most recent documentary, The Concrete Revolution, was screened at the Raindance Independent Film Festival, the Oxford International Documentary film festival and the New York film festival.

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