More or Less Asian: A Debate on Stereotypes in Literature

Date.

12 November 2014

Time.

18.45 – 20:00

In this unique talk, Asia House turned its attention to the theme of Asian stereotypes in the written word – what they are and who’s making them. Five distinguished writers shared their own views on the topic as they recount stories of battles and triumphs.

The panel included:

Bidisha (the chair) – author, journalist, broadcaster and Booker Prize Foundation trustee
Daniel York – actor, director and writer of The Fu Manchu Complex
Yasmeen Khan – writer and broadcaster who acts as cultural advisor on Eastenders
Anna Chen – writer, poet, blogger, broadcaster and first British Chinese comic to take a show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Niven Govinden – author of several books, including the All the Days and Nights