Another book note.
Anyone interested in the modern history of China will want to get themselves down to the Vancouver Public Library next Tuesday evening, October 6, to listen to Denise Chong talk about her new book, Egg on Mao, the story of one of the participants in the 1989 protests in Tiananmen Square.
Denise has lived in Ottawa for many years but she was born in Vancouver and raised in Prince George so we claim her as a British Columbian. Her first book, The Concubine's Children (1994), won the City of Vancouver Book Award. It related the history of her mother and grandmother and their lives in the Chinatowns of BC. If you can't make it to the library, Denise is also presenting her book the previous day, October 5, at UBC at the Center for Chinese Research, C.K. Choi Building, at 6. p.m.