ASIAN CANADIAN HERITAGE MONTH EVENT: Q & A WITH SUSAN CREAN

Lien Chao (left) and Susan have a Q & A session at Author’s Book Fair in Splendid China Shopping Mall at Asian Heritage Month (Photo: Shan Qiao).

Author Susan Crean was at the Asian Heritage Month Book Fair event at the Splendid China Shopping Mall in Scarborough for a Q & A session on her book Finding Mr. Wong. Writer Lien Chao hosted the Q & A.

A summary of this event can be found at New Canadian Media in this article, written by photojournalist Shan Qiao: Historic Head Tax Unites Canadians at Book Fair.

“WRITING MR. WONG” IN THIS MAGAZINE

In This Magazine, Nov-Dec, 2012.

This is the backstory to Finding Mr. Wong, the book on the life of Mr. Wong and why it has been possible for me to write it.  In the first instance, this is because of the help and openness of Chinese Canadians who made the search not just doable but successful beyond any expectation. The changes in Canadian society since Mr. Wong’s death in 1970 has meant that the close, familial association across race we had is no longer so unusual; it’s become a commonplace experience. Canadians have taken to practicing diversity at home and work, and slowly it’s become part of our identity. We’ve pride in our multicultural cities, and see multiculturalism as an ideal, a standard of tolerance and non-discrimination.

Read the article "Writing Mr. Wong" online here.