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Facets: Jim Wong-Chu – ICONIC ASIAN CANADIAN Exhibit

Image Courtesy of Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Collaboration with Marlene Enns, Jim’s wife. Design Credits to Elwin Xie.

The Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society has partnered with the Emily Carr University of Art + Design and the UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections to organize an exhibition running from, Thursday, October 10, 2019, to Friday, November 15, 2019, showcasing the legacy of Jim Wong-Chu.

To mark this occasion, we are selling a limited supply of  Jim’s book called, Chinatown Ghosts, at $20.00*. It’s also worth noting that Chinatown Ghosts is no longer in print circulation, so if you would like to purchase a copy beforehand, please let us know by ordering here.

We are also collecting anecdotes in Jim’s memory, so if you would like to share one that we can use, please send it along to our Executive Director, Paula LaBrie here. Or leave your anecdote or comment below to commemorate and mark this historic occasion.

Exhibition Details
Thursday, October 10 to Friday, November 15, 2019
University of British Columbia
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

Listening Event
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
IMS Theatre a.k.a Motion Capture Studio | Room D1400
520E 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC  V5T 0H2
Saturday, October 19, 2019
1:00PM to 5:00pm

A celebration of Jim Wong-Chu’s poetry published in his book called, Chinatown Ghosts. Featuring a line up of special guest readers (to be unveiled closer to the date) followed by an open mic segment.

Space is limited for both events. Please RSVP here to secure your spot.

We look forward to seeing you there!


*100% proceeds of the sale of Jim’s books will be donated to the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society. Jim’s books were kindly donated by his wife, Marlene Enns. Thank you, Marlene.

Thank you to our following partners and media sponsor!



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