Anastasia Lin


Nationality: Canadian

Anastasia Lin is an award-winning actress, beauty pageant titleholder, and human rights advocate. In 2015, Lin was to represent Canada at the Miss World pageant in China. However, she was refused a visa and declared a persona non grata by Chinese authorities for her outspoken views on the country’s human rights violations and persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. An accomplished actress, Lin often works at the intersection of art and activism.

Appearing In

Private: Keynote with Anastasia Lin

Barred from China for outspoken views on her home country’s human rights violations, actress and beauty pageant titleholder Anastasia Lin continues to advocate for recognition and justice. As the Festival …


Private: Anastasia Lin: Beauty with Purpose

Chinese-born Miss World Canada, Anastasia Lin, made headlines after being barred from China for her outspoken views on the country’s human rights violations. Hear her speak on beauty as a …


Private: Beyond Exile

Exile, statelessness, displacement… these experiences have created stories of immense loss, but also of great resilience and insight into human grace and dignity. Join writers from Turkey, Tibet and China …


Private: China, Outspoken

Between speech and silence: activist Anastasia Lin, and human rights lawyer Teng Biao, consider the current state of free expression in China. Where is it heading, what is lost, and …