If You Are The One host in live stream
Viewers of the wildly popular SBS dating show If You Are The One will be given a rare opportunity to livestream (opens in a new window) a special Q and A with host Meng Fei, held at Western Sydney University on Sunday evening at 7.30pm.
In his first Australian visit, Meng Fei and producer Ms Chen Chen will discuss the social impact of the cult hit, which regularly draws audiences of over 28 million viewers in China alone.
Meng Fei is in the country to promote an Australian Special (opens in a new window) with SBS 2, where local Mandarin speakers will take part in two episodes filmed in Australia and China.
The Q and A will take place at Western Sydney University's Parramatta campus and will be available on SBS On Demand (opens in a new window), with Meng Fei sharing his insights of the world's biggest dating show.
Chinese cultural researchers from Western Sydney University will also discuss the program's cultural impact at the Q and A, including:
- Distinguished Professor Ien Ang "Multiculturalism in Australian Media"
- Dr Jing Han "If You Are The One- A window to contemporary China"
Dr Jing Han teaches translation at the University's School of Humanities and Communication Arts, and is the leading subtitler of the show for SBS's Australian audiences.
Having translated over 150 episodes of If You Are The One, she says the show is not only an entertaining dating program, but reflects contemporary China and the lives of ordinary people.
"Based on feedback from Australian viewers, If You Are The One provides much needed and appreciated education on Chinese culture and tradition," she says.
"From a professional perspective, it's very challenging, particularly when it comes to cultural-specific jokes."
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