Despite some misgivings, “Turning Red” – Pixar’s latest offering – takes cues from Chinese culture and Chinese diaspora to create a cute, fiery and emotional film that appeals to a wider audience while representing minority groups for a new generation of Disney lovers.
“A Tainted Love” is a short story about cross cultural identity and sexuality during the 1980s in the height of the AIDS pandemic.
Happy Chinese New Year!
It’s the Year of the Tiger so we can expect many brands to hop on the trend of using images of tigers and tiger prints in their Lunar New Year collections.
But when they’re also hopping on the trend of releasing products and lines to “celebrate” the New Year, what purpose does it achieve other than pandering to one of their biggest consumer groups? How can some do more for the Chinese and East Asian talent and communities other than use their design skills once a year and attempt to sell them products that only look to boost their sales?
Happy Chinese New Year of the Tiger! Chinese New Year is an extremely popular topic in school, particularly in EYFS, KS1 and KS2. Here some excellent, varied and creative activity ideas for you to try with your children as a teacher, parent or carer during this exciting and culturally enriching festival!
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is another great Marvel film and one that really aims to and succeeds in boosting Chinese representation in a Hollywood film. These “Ten Rings” of representation talk through the different ways in which it helps to combat the under-representation and negative light in which many Chinese and East Asian characters are portrayed on screen.
“A change is yet to come” marks IDAHOT (International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia), focusing on the dilemma gay, British-born Chinese English teacher Alex Chang faces at work in Shanghai, China.
Sue Cheung’s follow-up to 2019’s award-winning novel “Chinglish” is “Maddy Yip’s Guide to Life”. Aimed at kids 8+ it’s a funny take on life from the perspective of an 11-year-old girl who just happens to be half-Chinese as she tries to figure out what her talent is.
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is MCU’s upcoming film due for release in September 2021. It’s their first film to feature a Chinese superhero and a predominantly ethnic Chinese cast. But just how good will it be for the representation of Asians and East Asians in Hollywood and Chinese culture?
20th April is Chinese Language Day. Have you always wanted to learn Chinese? Well here you can learn some popular words and phrases that range from a little bit cheeky to downright crude!
Sue Cheung’s debut young adult novel “Chinglish” retells her funny, quirky and often sad life growing up above her mad parents’ Chinese takeaway. Here’s my review of this award-winning book.