Ghost Girl, Gwei Mui 鬼妹

There are many plays about being Chinese in Britain. Yet there was something about “Ghost Girl, Gwei Mui 鬼妹” that struck a chord with me, once a Cantonese girl transplanted from Guangzhou to London half way through her upbringing. Perhaps it was the title, the idea of being a living ghost – the invisible minority, or the daring reverse use of Gwei Mui, the Cantonese insult for foreigners, that prompted me to accept the offer to review this play.

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Panda Politics

As this week’s rocky Scottish referendum slowly settles, with the outcome much to the relief of many, and chagrin of others, I can’t help but think about Yang Guang and Tian Tian, the giant pandas at the Edinburgh Zoo.

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