Reimagining Chinatown


These nine stories by Chinese young people describe Chinatowns: those of the past, those that were moved, those that are redesigned and lose their character, and those of the future. They describe the importance of Chinatown as a source of Chinese identity, a familiar meeting place for people, and a place to find foods, ingredients, and medicines not found or understood elsewhere.

“Imaginative, visceral, and at times recalcitrant … [A] clarion reminder to diaspora and immigrant folks that healing is neither shameful nor selfish, but a necessary process for personal and collective liberation.”


Publication Date: May 2023

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-77415-091-7
Page size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
112 pages

eBook ISBN: 978-1-77415-092-4

Linda Zhang is a licensed architect, artist and educator. She is an assistant professor at Waterloo University School of Architecture and a principal at Studio Pararaum. Her research areas include memory, cultural heritage, and identity as they are indexically embodied through matter, material processes and reproduction technologies.