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Judy Lam Maxwell specializes in Chinatowns around the world, the history of the Chinese in Canada, and the Chinese Diaspora. Judy is third-generation European Canadian on her dad’s side and first-generation Chinese Canadian on her mother’s side. She has deep roots in the foundation of the city of Vancouver.

She completed an M.A. in History from the University of British Columbia, and a Certificate through the Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness at UBC’s Faculty of Education. She is currently a board member of numerous organizations in Vancouver’s Chinatown: the Vancouver Chinatown Revitalization Committee, the Chinatown Society Heritage Buildings Association, and the Vancouver Chinatown Heritage Committee. She is also on the board of the Chinese American Forum, and a past board member of the Organization of Chinese Americans and the BC Historical Federation. Judy enjoys teaching, research and writing, cooking, and people.

In addition to giving tours, Judy also teaches people how to make dumplings. Her business is Masterclass Dumplings.

If you’re interested in booking a tour, a dumpling lesson, or if you have any questions, Judy can be reached at:

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