These are the personal webpages of Graham Chan, a British Chinese creative writer
Anything on these pages may be freely copied or used provided the source is acknowledged.
Rivendell Utd.'s Championship-Winning Season
A parody of The Lord of the Rings from an anti-racism angle. It may amuse Tolkien addicts who are also football fanatics and movie geeks. It should annoy supporters of the British National Party. Read a short extract here.
Discovery. In Dim Sum: British Chinese Short Stories (Crocus Books, 1997. ISBN 0 946745 56 0) Also broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 28th February 1997.
Through a Window. In Cultural Curiosity: Thirteen Stories about the Search for Chinese Roots, edited by Josephine Khu (University of California Press, 2001. ISBN 0-520-22341-1)
Kristallnacht. In Brushstrokes, issue 5, February 1997, page 8.
Beating Down Babylon. In Brushstrokes, issue 21, June 2002, pages 25-31.
Remembering Auschwitz. In Brushstrokes, issue 22, October 2002, pages 28-30.
How I Lost My Name. Earlier version in Brushstrokes, issue 4, November 1996, page 8.
The Chinese in Britain. Originally published as 'We're being researched!' in Brushstrokes, issue 12, June 1999, pages 4-7.
Brushstrokes and British Chinese writing in general. Prepared for the New Moves, Chinese Arts Conference, Victoria and Albert Museum, 18th December 1999.
The Politics of Literary Translation - Brushstrokes Magazine. Prepared for the conference on Writing Diasporas - Transnational Imagination, University of Wales Swansea, 20th - 23rd September 2000.
Chinese Whispers. Prepared for the opening of the Chinese Whispers Exhibition, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, September 2000, subsequently published in Brushstrokes, issue 17, February 2001, pages 4-6. A version also published in Identity Papers: Cross-cultural Writing from the UK (The British Council, 2001. ISBN 086355489X)
Another Identity Crisis? Prepared for the conference on Supporting Chinese Artists, Peterborough Museum, Art Gallery and Town Hall, 25th April 2001.
Chinese in Britain. Episode 3: From ship to shore. BBC Radio 4, 2nd May 2007.
The Shanghai Sailors. BBC Radio 4, 10th January 2004.
A Sense of Place: the Port. BBC Radio Merseyside, 5th May 2002.
Chinese Whispers. A film by David Yip. Mersey Film and Video (13 Hope St., Liverpool L1 9BQ), 2000.
Note: Brushstrokes magazine ceased publication with issue 28, October 2004. A zip file containing all the published issues can be downloaded free from https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5cojAC_TguBdjNhY0tLODc2U3M/edit?usp=sharing