Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search

Fiction Asian American

Strike the Wok

New Chinese Canadian Anthology, A

edited by Lien Chao & Jim Wong-Chu

Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.
Initial publish date
Jan 2003
Asian American, Anthologies (multiple authors)
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2003
    List Price

Add it to your shelf

Where to buy it


This new anthology brings together some of the most exciting works of fiction by contemporary Chinese Canadian writers. Representing three generations of Chinese from a variety of backgrounds, including writers born in Canada as well as places outside, presenting a diversity of themes and styles, and set in various geographical locations and time periods, Strike the Wok is a truly kaleidoscopic look at Chinese life from modern Canadian perspectives. Internationally renowned as well as newer voices are included.

About the authors

Lien Chao's profile page

Jim Wong-Chu was a poet, author, editor, and historian, and the founder of the Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop and Ricepaper magazine. His groundbreaking 1986 poetry book Chinatown Ghosts was reissued in a new edition in 2018. He co-edited the anthologies Many-Mouthed Birds: Contemporary Writing by Chinese Canadians (Douglas & McIntyre), Swallowing Clouds: An Anthology of Chinese-Canadian Poetry (Arsenal Pulp), and AlliterAsian: Twenty Years of Ricepaper Magazine (Arsenal Pulp). Jim Wong-Chu passed away in 2017.

Jim Wong-Chu's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"This collection pushes against assumptions about Chinese Canadian literature and shows support for emerging writers." --Ricepaper Magazine

Other titles by Lien Chao

Other titles by Jim Wong-Chu

Related lists