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Chinatown Ghosts
The Poems and Photographs of Jim Wong-Chu
By (author): Jim Wong-Chu
9781551527482 Paperback, Trade English POETRY / Asian / Chinese Aug 31, 2018
$21.95 CAD
Forthcoming 6 x 8 x 0.2 in 128 pages B&W photographs throughout FSC certified – mixed sources Arsenal Pulp Press

Jim Wong-Chu is a legend in the Asian Canadian writing community. As founder of the Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop (and its magazine Ricepaper), he constantly encouraged and inspired writers across the country to get their work published and acknowledged, from Paul Yee and Evelyn Lau to Madeleine Thien and Catherine Hernandez. When Jim passed away in 2017, at the age of sixty-eight, he left not only a void in the Asian Canadian writing and publishing community but also a legacy of his own work that was never fully recognized.

When it first appeared in 1986, Chinatown Ghosts was the first-ever Chinese Canadian poetry book ever published; the poems spoke eloquently to the Chinese Canadian experience, both historical and present-day. Out of print for some twenty-five years, this new edition also includes Jim's striking and evocative photographs of Vancouver's Chinatown, revealing the soul of a place and a community that is threatened by gentrification and displacement.

The book also contains numerous tributes to Jim from some of Canada's finest Asian-Canadian writers and editors, including Allan Cho, Glenn Deer, Catherine Hernandez, SKY Lee, Fred Wah, Terry Watada, Rita Wong, and Paul Yee.

Chinatown Ghosts is a moving and stirring tribute to a poet, a photographer, and a community.

"I see the poems of Chinatown Ghosts not just as snapshots of a time and place gone by but as a necessary and panoramic part of Jim's struggle to envision a world that acknowledges difference." --Fred Wah, from his essay in the book


Jim Wong-Chu is a writer, historian, and editor. He is a founding member of the Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop, the publisher of Ricepaper magazine and co-editor of AlliterAsian and of Swallowing Clouds.



Cynara Geissler 

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