Escape to Gold Mountain – Book Launch

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Escape to Gold Mountain – Book Launch
November 18, 2012 2:00 pm
November 18, 2012 4:30 pm
November 13, 2012

Please join Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop’s David Wong and his publisher Arsenal Pulp in the Canadian book launch of Escape to Gold Mountain: A Graphic History of the Chinese in North America – a 240 page graphic novel (comic book).

Escape to Gold Mountain is the first graphic novel to tell the story of Chinese immigrants who persevered in the face of discrimination, subjugation and the loss of loved ones to create a new life in the US and Canada.

Escape to Gold Mountain is based on historical documents and interviews with elders, Wong reveals the sadness and indignity these Chinese newcomers faced, as well as their hard-won successes and contributions to their new homes.
David H.T. Wong was born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. He is an accomplished architect and a respected Asian Canadian community activist whose family first came to Canada from China 130 years ago. Escape to Gold Mountain is his first book.

Date: Sunday, November 18, 2012
Time: 2pm to 4:30pm
Place: Dr Sun Yat-sen Classical Chinese Garden (578 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC)

Free Event
LIght refreshments provided.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Please arrive early, as seating is limited!
Please RSVP!

For more information, please visit Escape to Gold Mountain‘s facebook page.

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