What is it about?

This article examines the experiences of three Chinese Canadian scholars who made their mark in promoting China at University of British Columbia, McGill University and York University. It shows that their Chinese ethnic background held sway into their recruitment by the three respective Canadian institutions. Readers will learn tremendously on the development of China learning in the Canadian academe.

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This is the one of its kind of research. It shows that being an ethnic Chinese gives caliber to the credibility of China teaching in North American academes. All three sowed the seed for the study of China and the East Asia in major Canadian urban centers.


The three men, all deceased, played a significant role into the understanding of East Asia in Canada. All three had utilized their exceptional Chinese and English abilities to bridge the Sino-Western cultural gaps. All had made their mark in building up East Asian library holdings in their respective universities.

Dr Kenneth Lan
Guangzhou Huashang College

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This page is a summary of: Teaching Chinese in Canada: epics of three Chinese scholars, Asian Education and Development Studies, January 2019, Emerald,
DOI: 10.1108/aeds-05-2017-0046.
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