The history of Vancouver’s Chinatown, documented in menus

Jordan Peterman Jul 11th, 2016

Last time you held a Chinese restaurant menu, you probably missed something. It wasn’t the daily special or the egg rolls, but the personal stories, community histories and transnational relationships that are peppered throughout. We rarely read between the lines, but the stories are there. Read more …

Imogene Lim sits in a Chinese Restaurant with an assortment of menus. Photo by Rebecca Blissett.
Imogene Lim sits in a Chinese Restaurant with an assortment of menus. Photo by Rebecca Blissett.

Grandniece of last emperor of China showing paintings at Art! Vancouver

by KEVIN GRIFFIN, May 24, 2016

As a youngster growing up in China, Cecilia Aisin Gioro knew better than to talk about being related to the country’s last emperor. What stopped her was social pressure against acknowledging she was the grandniece of Puyi Aisin Gioro, or Henry Pu Yi, as he was called in the West. Read more …

Cecilia Aisin-Gioro, artist and director in her fine art gallery. She stands before the oil on canvas named ‘The Bride,’ depicting her lifting her red veil. KIM STALLKNECHT / PNG