Paul Robeson in China will look the (mis)representations of Chinese people in theatre (inc. Yellow Face Theatre) and films from a local perspective - using Paul Robeson's learning journey and identity quest as starting point.
Robeson writes "and as I plunged, with excited interest, into my studies of Africa at the London School of Oriental Languages, I came to see that African culture was indeed the treasure-store for the world. I came to learn of the remarkable kinship between African and Chinese culture (of which I hope to write at length some day)".
Organised by Humanities in Public Festival at Manchester Metropolitan University, Paul Robeson In China is a film screening and discussion event curated by local historian Dominique Tessier. This event is part of a series of events on Paul Robeson. Booking details for Paul Robeson in Spain can be found at: https://pr-in-spain.eventbrite.com
If you cannot attend, please be aware we will be live tweeting the event under the hashtag #PRinChina. You also may be interested in the following links: