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Jim Wong-Chu – Literary and Cultural Engineer

The archival collection of Jim Wong-Chu, founder of the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop (and its magazine Ricepaper) is now available for researchers to use and view at the UBC Rare Books and Special Collections library

A writer, photographer, historian, community activist, editor, and all-round cultural engineer, Jim Wong -Chu’s early death in 2017 left a huge void in the local Asian literary community.

A small consolation, though not at all insignificant, is his rich collection now at UBC which includes correspondence with prominent Asian Canadian writers, his own writing and personal records, records of the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society, and much more.

Launching Jim’s archival collection is an exhibit at UBC that shows his lifelong passion, dedication, and legacy to the community and arts.

The exhibit is on now until Friday Nov 15, 2019 at the:

Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

1961 East Mall, on the University of British Columbia Campus

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