SOAS University of London

SOAS China Institute

British or Chinese? Stories of Migration, Family and Identity

British or Chinese?

Date: 30 May 2017Time: 9:00 AM

Finishes: 16 June 2017Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: The Cloisters

Type of Event: Exhibition

When Britain commenced maritime trade with Qing dynasty China in the late 17th century, the first Chinese migrants came as sailors aboard East India Company ships and lived in London near the docks. Since then, the Chinese who have come to make their home in Britain have journeyed from the expansive Chinese Diaspora, with diverse origins, and distinct dialects and customs. This exhibition builds upon the interviews with people of Chinese ethnic origin in the UK and documents their stories in migration, family and identity making.

Admission is free. Please note this exhibition will not be available on Weds 14 June.

Please note this exhibition was previously at the China Exchange in Chinatown

Reconstructed life history interviews

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Reconstructed life history interviews from the, SOAS China Institute exhibition titled "British or Chinese? Stories of Migration, Family and Identity"

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