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Butterflies and Resistance by Dr. Wing Fai Leung

We are releasing mini-talks by ESEA academics every month (for the next 12 months) to spotlight specific issues faced by ESEA communities in Britain.

This March, we are talking about -

Butterflies and Resistance: Creative activism against persistent colonial gaze on East and Southeast Asian women

Dr Wing Fai Leung of King's College London provokes discussion about the harmful white saviour/lotus blossom romance trope found in Giacomo Puccini’s opera ‘Madama Butterfly’, the popular musical ‘Miss Saigon’ and many other iterations in films, television, and cultural products originated from the Global North.

Watch the video now:

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