Ken Smith

Ken Smith

Arts and culture critic

Journalist and author Ken Smith has written about arts and culture on five continents for a wide range of print, broadcast and internet media. He currently divides his time between New York and Hong Kong, where he serves as the Asian performing arts critic for the Financial Times of London. A winner of the 2020 SOPA Award for arts and culture reporting and the ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music writing, he is a regular arts commentator for RTHK Radio 4 and a monthly columnist for Opera magazine in Shanghai. A former English-language editor for the Hong Kong International Film Festival, he has served as a consultant to many cross-cultural projects, including David Henry Hwang’s bilingual Broadway comedy Chinglish, Bright Sheng’s Dream of the Red Chamber for San Francisco Opera and Kung Fu, a musical based on the life of Bruce Lee for New York’s Signature Theatre.

Articles by Ken Smith

Media, Science & the Arts

Sense and Sensitivities: China and Hollywood at Odds in the Cinema World

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Hollywood’s relationship with China — a marriage of convenience headed for divorce over irreconcilable differences.