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Fiction Short Stories (single Author)

Spiritual Pursuits and Other Stories

by (author) Lien Chao

Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.
Initial publish date
May 2023
Short Stories (single author), Cultural Heritage
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    Publish Date
    May 2023
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These five long stories, set in multi-ethnic Toronto, explore contemporary Chinese living in Canada. How can Chinese artists, brought up in the brush-painting traditions of China, find a living in Canada? How do they relate to the current lucrative art market of their native country? Two of the stories look in detail at strategies of survival by recently retired women. Chinese cuisine is integral to the lives described.

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Contributor Notes

Lien Chao came to Canada in 1984. She is the author of Beyond Silence: Chinese Canadian Literature in English (1997), winner of the Gabrielle Roy Prize for Canadian Criticism. Her other publications include Tiger Girl: Hu Nü (2001), a creative memoir about growing up in Mao's China; The Chinese Knot and Other Stories (2008); and two previous collections of bilingual poetry, Maples and the Stream (1999) and More Than Skin Deep (2004).

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