A Cowherd in Paradise: From China to Canada

Date & Time:
06/11/2014 - 12:00pm


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Phone: 250-246-9471
E-mail: chemainus@virl.bc.ca

May Q. Wong presents her book, A Cowherd in Paradise, the remarkable true story of Wong Guey Dang (1902–1983) and Jiang Tew Thloo (1911–2002). Married for over half a century, the couple was forced to live apart for twenty-five years because of Canada’s exclusionary immigration laws. In China, Ah Thloo survived natural disasters, wars, and revolutions;  in Canada, Ah Dang overcame discrimination to become a successful Montreal restaurateur. Set against the backdrop of China’s turbulent march toward becoming an economic leader, this is a moving tale of one couple’s search for love, family, and forgiveness.

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