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Poetry Canadian

More Than Skin Deep

Poetry in English and Chinese

by (author) Lien Chao

Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.
Initial publish date
Jan 2004
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In these poems, created in both English and Chinese, Lien Chao evokes the lives of Asian Canadians in all their diversity and depth, as she reflects on the issues of identity, assimilation, and language.

These issues occur in the very act of confronting the two very different languages - Chinese and English - with each other, so that the confrontation itself becomes a metaphor of adaptation and conflict of cultures in Canada.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Lien Chao came to Canada from China in 1984. She is the author of Beyond Silence: Chinese Canadian Literature in English, which won the Gabrielle Roy Prize for Canadian Criticism; Maples and the Stream a bilingual poetry collection, and Tiger Girl (Hu Nu), a creative memoir.

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