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Chop Suey Nation Book Launch

February 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cover of Chop Suey Nation by Anna Hui

How is it that chop suey can be found in virtually every small town in Canada? Is chop suey “authentic?” What does it mean to tie one’s livelihood to ancestral food, which forms the heart and soul of life in so many immigrant households?

Join Toronto author and Globe and Mail journalist Ann Hui in conversation about family secrets, the surprising history of ginger beef, and the brave ingenuity with which people across the country get by in a celebration to launch her new book, Chop Suey Nation: The Legion Cafe and Other Stories from Canada’s Chinese Restaurants.

In a reported memoir that uncovers the author’s own family history alongside the stories of families across Canada, Chop Suey Nation tells the sweet and sour story of immigration through the kitchens of small-town Chinese Canadian restaurants.

The afternoon features a special conversation with Ann hosted by Hua Foundation’s Jackie Wong, refreshments from local Chinatown eateries, and a book signing.

This event is part of Hua Foundation’s ongoing Race & Food digest, an event series that explores race equity through a food lens.


Hua Foundation


Chinatown House
188 East Pender Street
Vancouver, British Columbia , BC V6A 1T3 Canada
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