The Launch of the Toronto Edition of the Canada Chinatown series

and the conference on

“Chinese Canadians: Mobility, Culture and Community”

October 15, 2012

Remarks given by

Larry Alford, Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries

Paul Crowe, Co-Chair, Chinese Canadian History Project Council

The Honourable Vivienne Poy, Honorary Patron, Chancellor Emerita of the University of Toronto

G. Raymond Chang, Chancellor Emeritus of Ryerson University David Choi, Co-Chair, Chinese Canadian History Project Council

Conference chaired by the Honourable Vivienne Poy

“Toronto Chinatowns: Past and Present”
David Chuenyan Lai, Emeritus Professor of Geography, University of Victoria

“Cantonese and English: Cross-Cultural Reflections on Naming and Transliteration”
Jan Walls, Emeritus Professor of Humanities, Simon Fraser University

“Chinese or Canadian: Challenges of Social Integration for contemporary Chinese Immigrants”
Jack H.T. Leong, Director, Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong-Library, University of Toronto

“Chinese Canadian Religious Communities and the Transformation of Multiculturalism”
Paul Crowe, Director, David Lam Centre & Associate Professor of Humanities, Simon Fraser University

“A Passage to Canada: Translation, Transnation, and Transfiguration in Iron Road”
Jessica Li, Faculty Associate, York Centre for Asian Research, York University

In the media

加拿大华社推出中英法文《多伦多唐人街》小册子 (pdf)

《 多 倫 多 唐 人 街 》 出 版 (pdf)

Canada Chinatown Series retraces steps of Chinese-Canadians in Toronto (pdf)

Fairchild TV News Interview (download mp4)





9 am–2 pm, October 15, 2012

Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library
8th floor, Robarts Library
130 St. George Street
University of Toronto

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