19 June 2008

English Takeaway – reflections on the Anglo-Chinese encounter

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I’ve written four 15 minute talks for ‘The Essay’ slot on BBC Radio 3. They will be broadcast at 23.00 on consecutive evenings, 16-19 June 2008.

1. ‘A Museum of Embryos’: The Great Exhibition and London’s Chinese Junk. Read here»

2. Limehouse Chinatown: The Opium Wars Brought Home.

3. ‘Dumb-Walking-Man’: Chiang Yee becomes The Silent Traveller.

 4. ‘China Stands Up’: Maoist Peasant or English Leveller?

For details of the programmes, each of which can be heard for a week after first transmission,  see the BBC website»

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