Celebration of the Chinese Canadian History Public Education Project's Book Launch
Canada's Chinatowns: Past, Present, and into the Future
Community leaders and youths active in promoting, preserving and revitalizing Vancouver Chinatown gathered in Simon Fraser University's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue to celebrate the successful completion of the Chinese Canadian history project. This latest phase of the project at SFU David See-chai Lam Centre started in the production of the historical film, Canadian Steel, Chinese Grit in the 1990s. The film's success led the Chinese Canadian History Public Education Project Council to publish the first trilingual illustrated wall chart, Brief Chronology of Chinese Canadian History. Following the publication of the updated chronological chart in 2012, the Council decided to publish a series of booklets focusing on specific Chinatowns across Canada. Each of the Chinatowns in the series includes a thematic focus and narrative of "budding, blooming, withering, and rehabilitation".
Canada's Chinatowns: Past, Present, and into the Future is collection of these eight Chinatown booklets. It is also a contribution to Canada's sesquicentennial celebration, Canada 150. The book is both a public information project and a statement of advocacy for maintaining the viability and integrity of Canada's historic Chinatowns.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
580 West Hastings Street
- David Lam Centre for International Communication