Thinking Chinese Exhibition (31 Mar - 12 May 2015)
Thinking Chinese Exhibition 思華 – 華思(1st April - 12th May 2015)
Venue: South Cloisters, UCL Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
At the Thinking Chinese Exhibition opening on 1st April 2015, students from UCL presented their arts activities introduced the resulting collages. In the lead up to the exhibition they canvased the streets of London before the conference asking the general public: What does it mean to be Chinese? Dr Vivienne Lo (UCL CCHH) and Michael Murray (Heritage Lottery Fund) thanked all of the exhibition contributors, especially the volunteers from Ming-Ai (London) Institute. Guests enjoyed a lively event with food provided by the Good Earth restaurant and Lee Kum Kee.
The Thinking Chinese Exhibition drew on the work of a number of academics to explore the historical intellectual exchange between Britain and China through the histories of Chinese individuals who studied, published or researched in the UK as well as the ways in which representations of "Chineseness" developed in the UK.
This exhibition was produced by Ming-Ai (London) Institute in Partnership with University College London as part of the British Chinese Workforce Heritage project.