Our short form debate evening returns to welcome the Year of the Rooster. Guest speakers have just 8 minutes to convey their position and start the conversation with the audience. From Hinkley Point to whitewashing in the entertainment industry, you can expect a provocative evening designed to make you think and challenge your assumptions by covering a broad range of topics and themes in one condensed session.
1.Traditional Chinese Medicine should be relegated to “cultural treasure” rather than used to treat ailments
SPEAKER: Dr. Vivienne Lo, Director of UCL’s China Centre for Health and Humanity
2.Why invest in the West? The Hinkley project
SPEAKER: Dr Kerry Brown, Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College, London
3.White washing and yellow faces: can a Chinaman trust a white man to tell his story?
SPEAKER: Dr Victor Fan, Senior lecturer at the Department of Film Studies, King’s College London and film consultant of Chinese Visual Festival
4.Chinese tourists – the saviours of the UK tourism industry?
SPEAKER: Anthony Pickles is Head of Tourism Affairs at VisitBritain and VisitEngland. He previously worked for Nissan Europe and the Conservatives.
5. Feminism can’t work in China
Speaker to be confirmed
For learn more about our Chinese New Year programme of events, click here.