Written by Séagh Kehoe

On February 24th, colleagues from the University of Westminster’s Contemporary China Centre (CCC) launched ‘A Zine For Collective Care: Chinese and Southeast Asian Creative Responses to Covid-19’ as part of the University’s Difference Festival.

The zine was the product of a series of digital creative workshops that took place from November 2020 to January 2021. Led by Dr. Denise Kwan, these workshops invited people of Chinese and Southeast Asian heritage (and their allies) to come together to share, make and listen deeply as an act of self-preservation, community building and resistance in the face of the microaggressions, racial violence and injustices that have emerged and escalated in the Covid-19 era.

You can access the entire zine (for free) at the link below. We also encourage you to use Padlet to read through and add comments, thoughts, ideas and resources relevant to the zine.

‘A Zine For Collective Care: Chinese and Southeast Asian Creative Responses to Covid-19’ was part of a broader project by Prof. Gerda Wielander, Dr. How Wee Ng, Dr. Séagh Kehoe and Dr. Denise Kwan, entitled Sinophone Creative Responses to Covid-19, Racism and Xenophobia. Thank you to the University’s Covid-19 Research Community Fund for supporting this project and the making of this zine.


Séagh Kehoe is a postdoctoral fellow at the Contemporary China Centre, University of Westminster. They are also the editor for the CCC Blog.

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