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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jingan Young. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jingan Young, often where they are interviewed.

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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Jingan Young. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Jingan Young, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 72: Let's Get Down To Business (with Jingan Young and Johnny Lieu)

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The live action remake of Mulan has been the subject of a whole lot of controversy following its release on streaming service Disney Plus six months after its originally-planned cinematic release date. The world has changed SO much in those six months – in ways that only this movie can reveal to us. We speak with Hong Kong-born playwright and screenwriter Jingan Young about what the movie means considering what’s changed in the political sphere of China. Plus, we catch up with journalist Johnny Lieu, who was actually on the set of Mulan back in 2018 in New Zealand.

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Sep 25 2020 · 46mins
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Beetlejuice (1988) (with Jingan Young)

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Episode 51 travels back to the late-1980s to look closely at Beetlejuice (Tim Burton, 1988), a film that uses stop-motion, practical effects, prosthetics, make-up and bluescreen to complete its fantasy story of netherworlds, outsiderdom and life after death. Joining Chris and Alex is special guest Jingan Young, playwright, screenwriter, journalist and academic who is the editor of ‘Foreign Goods’ (the first collection of British Chinese plays published in the UK) and a regular contributor to The Guardian and Hong Kong Free Press, who has also recently completed a PhD in Film Studies at King’s College London. Listen as they discuss the tonally abrasive qualities of Tim Burton’s film and its shifts into haunted house horror; narratives of conquest, and how this connects to Beetlejuice’s take on white privilege and U.S. national identity; Michael Keaton’s performance and the figure of the trickster; the racialised use of music and questions of neo-minstrelsy; and how the film’s satirical-political edge gives the animated fantasy a bit of extra bite.

Jul 06 2020 · 1hr 13mins

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I'm Just Here to Buy Soy Sauce by Jingan Young

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“I’m Just Here to Buy Soy Sauce” follows two couples – a pair of cut-throat real estate agents vying for the spotlight as they attempt to sell their latest million-pound property to a Chinese tycoon and a young couple, whose attempt to buy their first home together has left them picking up the pieces of their relationship. With the housing crisis reaching breaking point, this project aims to ensure that the conversation is heard from both sides, reclaiming the debate about the state of housing in our capital.

After all – home is where the hurt is.





You can purchase the play-text from Oberon Books here: https://www.oberonbooks.com/foreign-goods-a-selection-of-writing-by-british-east-asian-artists.html

Jul 02 2020 · 44mins
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Zadie Smith on Authors as Readers, British Surrealism, Playwright Jingan Young, The Mirror and the Light publicity

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Authors Zadie Smith and Francine Prose join Front Row to consider how authors read, as the shortlist for the Rathbones Folio Prize, largely chosen by authors, is announced. Is it with the same eyes as any other reader or are they more aware of the scaffolding as well as the building? How do they judge writing, and how does what they read inform their own work?

British Surrealism at Dulwich Picture Gallery in London is the first major exhibition to explore the origins of surrealist art in Britain, positioning it as a fundamental movement in the history of art, with roots in the work of writers such as William Blake and Lewis Carroll. The show also features the significant contribution made by female artists to surrealism, including Eileen Agar, Leonora Carrington and Ithell Colquhoun. Art critic Louisa Buck reviews.

Jingan Young is a Hong Kong born playwright, best known for Filth: Failed in London, Try Hong Kong. She talks to Stig Abell about her new play, Life and Death of a Journalist. Set against the backdrop of the Hong Kong protests, it tells the tale of a reporter for a Chinese-owned newspaper in Britain asked to compromise her coverage to appease a powerful investor.

And Andrew Holgate, Sunday Times Literary Editor, talks about the publicity surrounding Hilary Mantel's much anticipated novel The Mirror and the Light. How does the book's marketing and launch compare with the hoopla - as one newspaper described it- surrounding the last major campaign in the books world, for Margaret Atwood's The Testaments?

Presenter: Stig Abell
Producer: Dymphna Flynn
Feb 25 2020 · 28mins