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China Town 1981

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China Town 1981

24 mins United Kingdom

The Birmingham based Here and Now television programme steps away from the Midlands with this in depth look at Liverpool's Chinatown. David Yip returns to his home town and is our guide for a tour that starts where the story of the community began: the Liverpool docks. From his melancholy visit to an abandoned boarding house to the birth of a new community centre for the city's young people Yip finds pride, tradition and vitality in a bustling enclave.

The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.

Featuring

David Yip

Kenneth Lo

Genres

Magazine and Review show

Tags

Chinese restaurants Liverpool Chinese community in Great Britain

Collection

Chinese Voices

Released

1981

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

ATV

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