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All About Women (Digital On Demand Talks): Yellowface with Rebecca F. Kuang (Stage 4, Stage 5, Stage 6, TAFE Students, Teacher, Parent)

On Demand

On the heels of her satirical sensation Yellowface crushing the bestseller lists, join Rebecca F. Kuang as she takes on the complexities of diversity, racism and cultural appropriation today.


The novel Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang is a worldwide “zeitgeist” publishing sensation. When June Hayward’s friend, bestselling author Athena Liu, dies in a freak accident, June acts quickly – and steals Athena’s manuscript about Chinese labourers. She doesn’t exactly pretend to be Asian-American but she also doesn’t correct anyone who mistakes her background, either. Brimming with dark humour and vindictive characters with dubious morals (so just like real life), Kuang’s smart and sardonic commentary has everyone asking questions. Who gets to profit off our hunger for cultural diversity? Do people with marginalised identities have to commodify family and personal trauma to make it big? Join this conversation with Rebecca F. Kuang to explore a world capitalising on race and the complexities behind who gets to tell what stories.

Don’t forget to check out the other 2 free talks in our All About Women 2024 Schools offering! (Influencers are the New Public Intellectuals & Mary Beard)


BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Sydney Opera House


Rebecca F. Kuang is the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Poppy War trilogy, Babel: An Arcane History, and Yellowface. She has an MPhil in Chinese Studies from Cambridge and an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies from Oxford; she is now pursuing a PhD in East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale.

Event Details

Event Type

On Demand (available until: 05-Apr-2024 05:00PM)

Delivery Platform

Youtube Recording


1 Hour


This is a free event



Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand

HSIE » Society and Culture

Other KLAs


Creative Arts » Drama

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A viewing link will be sent to you upon booking this incursion

Make sure you check out the other two free talks in our All About Women 2024 Schools offering!

Mary Beard – https://dartlearning.org.au/excursion/all-about-women-digital-on-demand-talks-mary-beard/

Influencers are the New Public Intellectuals – https://dartlearning.org.au/excursion/all-about-women-digital-on-demand-talks-influencers-are-the-new-public-intellectuals/

If you have any queries please contact the provider

Name: Creative Learning Team

Phone: 02 9250 7770

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/learn/schools.html

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