KWAI-YUN LI EVENTS
march 10, 2015 whitby, canada
Durham Lifelong Learning
Mar 10, 2015 1:30 p.m.
4240 Anderson St.
July 9, 2014 Barcelona, Spain
International Oral History Association
april 4, 2014 hamilton, canada
Asia-Canada: Transnational Collaborative Research Conference.
April 4, 2014
may 31, 2012 paris, france
Part of Narrative Matters 2012.
May 31, 2012 2 p.m.
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june 30, 2012 toronto, Canada
Part of the Toronto Hakka Conference.
June 30, 2012 2:45 p.m.
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February 8, 2012 BANGALORE, INDIA
Presented by PAUSE - in times of conflict.
Talk by Kwai-Yun Li and Photos by Vidura jang Bahadur.
The Ants Cafe
January 26, 2012 TORONTO
The Pan-Asia Cultural Showcase set to celebrate Asian culture by displaying local talents of Asian arts, ranging from music to film. The event invites students to explore the diversity and richness in Asian art forms, and thereby understanding the region in new light. Presented by the Pan-Asia Student Society and South Asian Development Council at the University of Toronto.
Presenter Kwai-Yun Li is the author of The Palm Leaf Fan and Other Stories was published in 2008 to much acclaim, being one of the first works of fiction to describe the life of the Chinese Hakka community in Kolkota. She grew up in Chattawalla Gully, in the old part of the city and came to Canada through an arranged marriage. She is also a co-author of A Kiss Beside the Monkey Bars, a collection of short stories.
University of Toronto
April 13, 2011 TORONTO
Toronto-based Chinese-Indian author Kwai-Yun Li will read from her book The Palm Leaf Fan about her days growing up in Calcutta's Chinatown. Screening of The Legend of Fat Mama: Stories from Calcutta's Melting Wok to follow.
Taylor Memorial Library
May 14, 2011 RICHMOND HILL, ON
Kwai-Yun Li’s books have been described as “a collection brimming with sorrow, laughter, and grace.”
She will give a brief history of the little known Hakka-Chinese community in Calcutta, India and provide insight into their past, present, and future. Her books help us understand the complex history of global migration, the stigmatization and oppression of minorities by modern states, and the challenges of multiculturalism.
Kwan-Yun Li will also lead a discussion of the documentary The Legend of Fat Mama from Rafeeq Ellias’ Chinatown Kolkata series.
The film captures the bittersweet story of the Chinese-Hakka community in Calcutta, India. Made for BBC World in 2008 it won two National Awards from The President of India and the Best Film of MIFF 2006 in Mumbai as well as the 52nd National Film Awards Best Anthropological/Ethnographic Film.
Richmond Hill Central Library
January 27 & 28, 2010 SINGAPORE
Three-day international and interdisciplinary workshop organised by the Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre, ISEAS, Singapore in collaboration with the Hong Kong University.
Focusing on various facets of the Indian and Chinese immigrant communities across the globe within a comparative framework this even includes reading and "meet the author" with Toronto-based Chinese-Indian author Kwai-Yun Li and others.
January 28: Panel IV
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)
September 26, 2009 TORONTO
Book reading and "meet the author" with Toronto-based Chinese-Indian author Kwai-Yun Li and others.
The Munk Centre for International Studies,
Feb 15, 2008 MUMBAI
Film Screening of The Legend of Fat Mama: Stories from Calcutta's Melting Wok
Director: Rafeeq Ellias
Followed by Rafeeq Ellias in conversation with Toronto-based author Kwai-Yun Li
The Legend of Fat Mama tells the bitter-sweet story of the Chinese community
in Calcutta and its experience in the aftermath of the 1962 War, which
triggered a wave of migration, principally to Canada. It is a journey
of nostalgia in search of a woman who once made the most
Rafeeq Ellias, an international fashion and magazine photographer, has won innumerable awards for his work in India and abroad. These range from UNESCO to the Art Directors Club of New York to the Asian Advertising Congress. Rafeeq worked in advertising with McCann Ericsson and Ketchum McLeod & Grove before founding his own advertising agency in India - Metaphor Communications. During the past two decades Rafeeq has also been photographing the Chinese community in Kolkata.
Kitab Mahal, 192 D.N. Road, Fort, Mumbai
Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 DELHI
Book reading and "meet the author" with Toronto based Chinese-Indian author Kwai-Yun Li. Chaired by Patricia Uberoi, Institute of Chinese Studies
From crumbling shops in Chinatown to decaying tanneries in Tangra, this collection of short stories take a look at the life of the Chinese community in post-colonial Calcutta. From tales of Wong's Shoe Shop, where a mother arranges a marriage for her six year old daughter; to temples guarded by billy goats as a family drama rages inside, Kwai Yun-Li takes readers on a wonderful journey into a world experienced by few and forgotten by many.
Dr. Patricia Uberoi is an Honorary Fellow and present
Director of the Institute of Chinese Studies. She is a
Professor Uberoi has held teaching and research positions in the Australian
National University (Canberra), the Indian Institute of Advanced Study
(Shimla), the Department of Sociology (Delhi School of
Conference Room 1, India International Centre (Main Building), 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi
Feb 27, 2008 CALCUTTA
Book reading and "meet the author" with Toronto-based Chinese-Indian author Kwai-Yun Li.
Feb 28, 2008 CALCUTTA
Cha Bar, Oxford Bookstore, 17 Park Street, Kolkata
July 29th, 2007 TORONTO
Kwai-yun Li will read from her collection of short stories: The Palm Leaf Fan and Other Stories.
Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario
All TSAR publications are available online.
June 24th, 2007 MISSISSAUGA
Tea Tent at the north Civic Centre