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Chinatown Through A Wide Lens Evening Book Launch

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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

578 Carrall Street

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Vancouver, BC V6B 5K2

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Join Us for the Public Book Launch of 'Chinatown Through A Wide Lens'!

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Due to popular demand, we are hosting a second book launch!

The wait is finally over! Chinatown Through A Wide Lens: The Hidden Photographs of Yucho Chow is ready for public consumption, and will be available at its first public book launch in Vancouver's Chinatown.

Author and curator Catherine Clement has been working tirelessly to produce this 344-page, full colour, hardcover book that showcases the long-hidden photographs of Vancouver's first and most prolific Chinese photographer.

Please join us for this special event, where Ms. Clement will present her work, and then be available to answer any questions you may have. Copies of Chinatown Through A Wide Lens: The Hidden Photographs of Yucho Chow will be available for purchase and signing at the book launch.

Proceeds will go towards supporting community initiatives based in Vancouver's Chinatown as well as educational initiatives conducted by CCHSBC around the province.

Note: those who have pre-ordered the book are welcome to pickup their copy at the event.

Summary: Chow photographed during a tumultuous and transformative time in Canadian history, operating a commercial studio in the heart of Vancouver's Chinatown from 1907-1949. Although he was Chinese, Chow also chronicled the lives of other early, marginalized communities such as Sikh Canadians, Black Canadians, Indigenous residents and newly-arrived European immigrants. Chow’s negatives were discarded when the business closed. Most images in this book were uncovered in private/family collections and highlight many remarkable, personal stories from diverse communities.

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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

578 Carrall Street

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