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Denise Chong's collected stories of Chinese Ottawans

livesfamily_r4_01linotype-tasse-1.jpgThe first immigrants who come from China to Ottawa are the focus of Denise Chong's book Lives Of The Family. She examines how families leave the Resistance War against Japan, and communist takeover, and set up often lonely and isolated homes in the unpredictable worlds of Ottawa, Perth, Smiths Falls, and Brockville. She ties together the birth of such institutions as Cathay House, the Canton Inn, the first restaurant to serve Chinese food in Ottawa... Chong joined us to talk about how she drew all this history and these experiences together.














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