Chinese propaganda posters and the thorny issue of copyright

Just popping by to mention that BICC has published a blog post by me on the thorny issue of Chinese propaganda posters and copyright, based on research I have been doing during my three month postdoc at the British Library.¬† I was surprised by the advice we were given with reference to digitisation and public…

The Chinese in Leicester

Towards the end of my work on the dreaded book (I’m steeling myself for the reviewer’s comments due next week), I came across an intriguing photograph in Benson and Gomez’s The Chinese in Britain, 1800-present. It showed a group of Chinese children or, perhaps children of mixed Chinese-European heritage wearing Chinese-style suits and slippers,¬†standing in…

Research Agent for Hire

Given the rather precarious state of arts and humanities research in universities and museums at the moment, I’ve been thinking about how I can use my skills more widely. I already take on the occasional bit of freelance academic indexing and editing, but that won’t keep the wolf from the door. I love researching, researching…