The Path to Freedom

Tang Fei is a writer of speculative fiction born in Shanghai and currently living in Beijing.

In modern Chinese, “story” (故事) and “fiction” (小说) are not exact equivalents. A story is more rooted in the folk and oral traditions, and thus possesses more resilience and vitality. This is why I’ve always called myself a storyteller. Story, for me, is a word infused with magic. Every time I say it, I feel a joy in my spirit and pleasure in my senses.

—Tang Fei 


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Journal and Magazine Writing

Around 2016, I began writing on a variety of Chinese culture subjects for journals, magazines and website.


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Science Fiction!

I have always been a geek, and around 2014, thanks to Con or Bust, I began attending conventions that catered for wider interests than anime. This led to some new beginnings.


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Sculpture Masterclass at Asia House 2014

In 2014, Singaporean artist Chua Boon Kee won the Chinatown Art Space Award (with the theme of “sustain”) with his gorgeous sculpture “FLOW”.


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China Underground 2014-15

A few years after my Peking into Punk talk, I was recommended by some musicians in Beijing to Chicago journalist John Yingling, who was about to embark on his mammoth project of documenting the world’s underground music scene. He decided to go in at the deep end, to China, for the first episode.


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Terracotta Distribution 2011-2014

It was a pleasure working with Joey and Claire at Terracotta Films.


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CamCon: 2014

Guest appearance.


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Chinese Culture Programme: ReadCon 2013-14

The creation of ReadCon was part of the flourishing of the British animation convention scene within the last decade. Held on the campus of Reading University, this convention focused on home grown indie comics and crafts.


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UK Film Premier at King’s College, 2011

“Dedication” is a film about the traditional ways of life of TCM doctors in China’s Guang Xi region, inspired by the renown doctor Ban Xiuwen.


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Chinese Culture Programme: Kitacon 2010-2012

Around 2009, I began working with an exciting new anime convention starting up at Northampton, to devise a suitable prgramme of events on China, as part of the effort to diversify the convention’s content and make it more inclusive of other Asian cultures.


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