If You Are The One Panel Discussion

Co-presented with the University of Sydney Confucius Institute

8 March, 2016

Love at first sight. Brutal. Honest. Outrageous. The Chinese TV dating show If You Are The One has become a global cultural phenomenon. With a viewing audience of up to 50 million people per episode, it has received a cult following in Australia thanks to regular screenings on SBS2.

What’s behind the show’s popularity? Is this what dating is like in today’s China? And are the contestants looking for love, fame or both?

To answer these questions and more the University of Sydney Confucius Institute has invited seven contestants from the recently aired Australian specials to discuss their experiences.

Annie Shu, David Zhang, Feng Guo and Linda Li will be joined by SBS’s Dr Jing Han, who in the course of translating over 150 episodes has become one of Australia’s foremost experts on If You Are The One.

Hosted by Claudia Chan Shaw, designer, director and festival curator.

The audience will also have the opportunity for a Q & A with the panel members.