Talks

Xueting Ni is available as a public speaker or panelist at Chinese culture events. She has a set of talks and shows which can be easily dovetailed to fit in with your audience and events, or new content can be delivered. Please contact us with your requirements

 From Sandmonks To Spirit Bombs

The classic Chinese text “Journey To The West”, and its influence on storytelling, up to modern comics and movies.

Peking Into Punk

The story of musical revolution and counter-culture in China. Includes documentary screening.

Disgusting China

The oddities of cuisine in the Far East, from strange-looking fruit to fast moving snacks. Includes audience participation and tasting.

The Way Of Tea

A brief history and introduction to the number one commodity of China, and its various forms. Includes audience participation and tasting.

Animated China

From the stop-motion works of Te Wei and classics by the Wan Brothers, to the multimillion yuan CGI and animation industry of China today. This is a history of government intervention and support, personal triumphs, and artistic endeavour. Includes screenings of several short animations from the past 70 years.

Shaw Sisters: The Fighting Women of Hong Kong Cinema

Famed for their martial arts movies, the Shaw Brothers Studios reinvented the way the studio system worked in the Far East, but not without the help of an amazing cast, often putting women on an equal, or stronger footing than their male counterparts…

The Chinese Don’t Do Sci-Fi?!

China and Chinese aesthetics have been borrowed by the West as a sci-fi setting and McGuffin for years. Native Chinese science fiction however, has remained relatively unregarded until very recently. Yet it has existed for over a century. In this talk Xueting will take you on a time-travelling journey through the history of Chinese sci-fi and speculative fiction from the turn of the twentieth century through to the present. Discover the influences of China’s unique history and culture on key themes and voices, from its first dawning, to contemporary works, whether translated into English or still only published in Chinese.

 


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