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The Chinese Violin

by (author) Madeleine Thien

illustrated by Joe Chang

Whitecap Books
Initial publish date
Jan 2001
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2001
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When Lin Lin and her father immigrate to Canada from China, they bring with them one of their most treasured possessions - a traditional Chinese violin. From the beauty of their new country to the uneasiness of not fitting in, this violin sees them through all their experiences, good and bad. One day, however, a terrible misfortune occurs when the Chinese violin is broken.

About the authors

Madeleine Thien (born 1974) is a Canadian short story writer and novelist. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, she was educated at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia. In 2001 she was awarded the Canadian Authors Association Air Canada Award for most promising Canadian writer under age 30. In 2008, she was invited to participate in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.

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Born in Shenyang in Northeast China, Joe Chang earned an arts degree in oil painting and printmaking at the Lu-Xin Art University of China. After graduation, he was invited to teach at the university. Four years later, he entered Tama Art University in Tokyo to pursue his studies in fine art.

Joe has had his work exhibited in national and international art exhibitions, with solo exhibitions in China, Japan, Vancouver and Victoria.

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