Community News & Events / explorASIAN / Past Festivals

Naomi’s Road

The Italian Cultural Centre, together with the Historic Joy Kogawa House Society and the Nikkei Centre, are proud to present the Vancouver Opera Association’s production of Naomi’s Road. Naomi’s Road is a moving and dramatic work set during World War II and adapted from Joy Kogawa’s award winning novel “Obasan”.Naomi’s Road depicts the dramatic journey … Continue reading

Community News & Events

The History of the Establishment of the Japanese Hospital in Steveston

During the late 1890s to early 1900s, a small community hospital was built in Steveston, British Columbia. At the time, the hospital began as a Methodist mission turn make-shift hospital, but soon a partnership between Methodist missionaries, the Japanese Fishermen’s Benevolent Society and the Japanese Consulate created a demand for the modern medical facility. Outbreaks … Continue reading

Community News & Events

Vancouver Chinatown Launch and Reading at the Sun Yat Sen Classical Gardens

On May 18, 2:30 PM to 4 PM, author Julia Lin will be reading from Miah at the Sun Yat-sen Classical Chinese Garden at the Hall of One Hundred Rivers.  Miah is published by TSAR Publishing. “‘Half century under Japan then half century under Kuomintang . . .too much,’ my mother would sigh and shake her head.”  Miah means “fate” … Continue reading

Community News & Events / explorASIAN / Past Festivals

Film Screening: The World Before Her

This award-winning film is presented by the International Development Research Network and the Liu Institute for Global Issues “Indian-Canadian filmmaker Nisha Pahuja’s documentary …[is a] thought-provoking film that examines women’s limited choices in a patriarchal country reeling from the contradictions of rapid modernization. Along the way, it highlights how such concepts as oppression, empowerment and … Continue reading

Community News & Events

World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival 2013

World Poetry’s Third Annual World Poetry Canada International Peace Festival in 2013 is being hosted this year at Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia.  The Theme for this Festival: Inspire Peace! The Festival will feature: International guests, local poetry groups, community partners, dancers, musicians, filmmakers and multimedia. Display tables, Poetic Necklace display … Continue reading

Community News & Events

Chinese Canadian Stories: From Early Literature to Modern Archives

Dr. Laifong Leung will talk about the Chinese community in Canada in the 20th century in “Chinese Canadian Stories: From Early Literature to Modern Archives.”  Having completed extensive research to reconstruct the much neglected literary contributions of the immigrants from Guangdong province in China to the body of Chinese Canadian literature, professor Leung discusses groundbreaking … Continue reading