Chris is a graduate of Chinese and French Studies from the University of Exeter in the UK, with a year studying Mandarin and Politics at PKU. His exploits include interning at UNESCO and Feature Story News, providing stories for the likes of Al Jazeera and CGTN. He is a Generation UK Scholar, and has worked at various other media companies in Paris and Beijing.
Mark Rowswell a.k.a. Dashan Live at the Bookworm Literary Festival
China’s most famous Canadian, Mark Rowswell, became famous — or at least “feimerse” — after appearing in the Spring Festival Gala on CCTV in 1990. In recent years, he’s pioneered a hybrid between the xiangsheng (相声 xiàngsheng; crosstalk) for which he’s known and Western-style stand-up comedy. Mark joined Anthony Tao and David Moser at the storied […]