Changing the Meanings of Chinatown
UBC professors Henry Yu and Jean Barman look at the history of Chinatown.
This should be a very interesting lecture and discussion. Two
years ago in 2002, I hosted a reading event at Vancouver Public Library
Central branch titled “Storis From Chinatown”. It featured
writers Paul Yee, SKY Lee and Jim Wong-Chu. Throughout the
evening we entertained the “ideas” of Chinatown was dependent on the
person's individual experience and that “Chinatown” meant different
things to different people.
The same summer, I hosted another event at the library featuring a
slide show and commentary by Dr. Wallace Chung and a talk by Chinatown
News founder and publisher Roy Mah.
SFU Harbour Campus
515 W. Hastings
July 22, 7pm free