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Alan Kwan Interview (GB3451/OCOX110-001.XMO)

Archival Record




Local Identifier

OCOX110-001.XMO (local reference number)


2017 Aug 17 (was creation date of)

Access status


Use status

Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)


Scope and Content

Interview with Alan Kwan regarding his immigrant experience and experience of Manchester's China Town.  Interview conducted in Cantonese:
00:10 Introduce of interviewee: his career developments, life after he
retired and his hobbies.
05:06 The interviewee’s earlier career is not related to Chinatown
05:50 His entertainment in Chinatown, but in 1960s Manchester
Chinatown didn’t have many shops, British Chinese went to
Liverpool Chinese grocery.
08:27 He didn’t have much experience of the Chinese Festival in
09:34 He had participate in art activities in Chinatown, such as dance
10:57 He had join in one of the Chinese Visual Festival, but he couldn’t
remember any details
12:08 Knew nobody who had participated in activities in Chinese Arts
Centre, then started to talk about his childhood
13:40 No suggestion to CFCCA

Content Extent

15m 31s

Content Type


Management and Use

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(8 MB, 1 files)

Conditions on Use

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.


Representation Type

mediated ➔ digital

Record Resource Extent

8.05 MB

File Format

MPEG 1/2 Audio Layer 3

Related Content

Related People and Organisations

Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (1989-) (has creator)

Related places

Manchester (is associated with)

Related Terms

Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC) (has use status)
Open (has access status)
audio (has content type)
Chinese (has or had language)
digital (has representation type)
MPEG 1/2 Audio Layer 3 (has file format)
interviews (has documentary form type)


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