TORONTO, May 13, 2013 – On Thursday, May 16, The Hon. Vivienne Poy will launch her latest book, Passage to Promise Land: Voices of Chinese Immigrant Women to Canada, at York University as part of this year’s Asian Heritage Month Festival celebration.
Spanning six decades, Passage to Promise Land is a revealing study of Chinese immigration to Canada from the end of the Second World War to present day. By tracing the evolution of immigration policy through the stories of Chinese immigrant women of all ages and educational backgrounds, Poy captures the social, political and ethnic tensions these women faced, along with their spirited resilience against patriarchy and discrimination.
2:15pm Announcement of Vivienne Poy Asian Research Award 2013
2:30pm Presentation by The Hon. Vivienne Poy on her new book
2:50pm Discussion and Q&A chaired by Associate Dean External Narda Razack, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University
4pm Reception and book signing
What: Launch of Passage to Promise Land: Voices of Chinese Immigrant Women to Canada
Where: Schulich Private Dining Room, Seymour Schulich Building, York University (#42 on map)
When: Thursday May 16, 2013, 2-5pm
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