Beyond Silence

From unappreciated railway workers facing institutional racism and neglect in the last century to national cultural figures of the present, the Chinese, like other coloured peoples of Canada, have made great inroads into the mainstream, which in turn has adjusted its self-image to accommodate diversity.

“…an important milestone in the evolution of Canadian literary studies”
–Arun Mukherjee, York University


Publication Date: 1997

Paperback ISBN: 978-0-920661-69-7
Page size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
208 pages

Photo of Lien Chao

Lien Chao came to Canada in 1984. She is the author of Beyond Silence: Chinese Canadian Literature in English (1997), winner of the Gabrielle Roy Prize for Canadian Criticism. Her other publications include Tiger Girl: Hu Nü (2001), a creative memoir about growing up in Mao’s China; The Chinese Knot and Other Stories (2008); and two previous collections of bilingual poetry, Maples and the Stream (1999) and More Than Skin Deep (2004).

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