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10 Things to Remember when Visiting your Home Country

10 Things to Remember when Visiting your Home Country

I came to Canada four and a half years ago to study, a few months after my eighteenth birthday. It’s an age where my views of the world and my surroundings have yet to develop like it would in university. … more »

Translation: The purest form of engagement with a text?

Translation: The purest form of engagement with a text?

Most of us at Ricepaper speak more than one language. Growing up 8,000 miles away from Vancouver, I too speak more than one language. Indonesian is my native tongue, with English as my second language.

In recent years I’m so … more »

Cedar and Bamboo: A Lunar New Year Celebration

Cedar and Bamboo: A Lunar New Year Celebration

cedar and bamboo posterThis Year of the Horse special event highlights culture sharing between the Chinese and the Aboriginal people. Join VPL for:

Documentary film screenings:

Cedar and Bamboo is a film that explores the rich cross-cultural relations between Chinese and Aboriginal people … more »

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The Elite Yellow Peril by Kim Fu

The Elite Yellow Peril by Kim Fu

Kim Fu’s short fiction “Mercury Messenger of the Gods” appeared in Ricepaper 18.1. Check out her Maisonneuve piece on growing up Chinese in Canada!

 

 

Tractor Trails

Tractor Trails

Tractor Trails by Danielle Thien. An excerpt. Published in Ricepaper 18.1, Summer 2013.

In the Arctic Circle, at a latitude of sixty-six degrees and thirty-three minutes, traces of human existence are scant. Perhaps once every two hours a … more »

A Field Survey - Jimmy Liang

A Field Survey – Jimmy Liang

A Field Survey is a show by Jimmy Liang, a Vancouver-based painter. It is presented at Yactac Gallery from December 13 to 20, 2013. The show ” evokes an intimate narrative with an empathetic objectivity in order to explore the … more »

My Mother Hums Fado When No One is Listening

My Mother Hums Fado When No One is Listening

Photo credit: www.annshin.com

Photo credit: www.annshin.com

My Mother Hums Fado When No One is Listening by Ann Shin. An excerpt. Published in Ricepaper 18.2, Fall 2013

Was it love that nudged my parents to make the most radical decision of their …

Artifacts: Vancouver's Newest Asian Canadian Voice, Janie Chang

Artifacts: Vancouver’s Newest Asian Canadian Voice, Janie Chang

Photo credit: http://www.janiechang.com

Photo credit: www.janiechang.com

A profile of Janie Chang by Elliot Chan. An excerpt.
Published in Ricepaper 18.1, Summer 2013

New Town Bakery and Restaurant in Vancouver’s Chinatown roared with conversations and kitchen clamour, filling the dining area with …

LOCUS/FOCUS: Language and Landscape in Classical Chinese Garden Culture

Screen shot 2013-11-17 at 1.14.13 PMLOCUS/FOCUS: Language and Landscape in Classical Chinese Garden Culture is a Collective for the Advanced and United Studies in the Visual Arts (CAUSA) Research Symposium. It is being held tomorrow, 17 November 2013, in partnership with the Chinese Cultural Centre...

Book Review – My Year of the Racehorse by Kevin Chong

My-Year-of-the-Racehorse-CoverMy Year of the Racehorse
by Kevin Chong

Greystone Press, Mar. 2012,
224 pages, $22.95 (Paperback)

Reviewed by Elliot Chan.
Published in Ricepaper 18.1, Summer 2013.

In the outset of Kevin Chong’s memoir My Year of the Racehorse, he did … more »