The Fu Manchu complex and Representations of East Asians in Contemporary Arts and Media, University of London, UK
27th Sep 2013

Who is Fu Manchu? A sinister Chinaman? A criminal genius? A racist myth?

The Centre of Chinese Studies will be hosting a public seminar to mark the première of The Fu Manchu Complex by British-Chinese actor and writer Daniel York.

York’s satirical comedy examines the pervasive influence of a literary and cinematic creation that populates

twentieth-century imaginative landscapes and lingers on like no other villain.

The panel will explore the cultural implications of the Fu Manchu myth and perceptions of East Asians in contemporary literature, arts and media.



  •     Daniel York, Jennifer Lim (Moongate Productions) and Justin Audibert: author, creative producer and director of The Fu Manchu Complex
  •     Sir Christopher Frayling (Professor Emeritus, Royal College of Art)
  •     Dr Adele Lee (University of Greenwich)
  •     Dr Emma Mawdsley (University of Cambridge)
  •     Dr Amy Ng, writer and historian
  •     Dr Amanda Rogers (University of Swansea)
  •     Dr Ashley Thorpe (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Chair: Dr Rossella Ferrari, SOAS, University of London

The Fu Manchu Complex runs at The Ovalhouse from 1 to 19 October
Information and Booking

This seminar is free and open to the public.

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