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Asian Heritage Month 2022

by Aliya Dalfen on 2022-05-05T09:28:00-04:00 in Collections Spotlight, Education | Comments

Asian Heritage Month

In honour of Asian Heritage Month, Humber Libraries recognizes the myriad of sentiments, experiences and contributions peoples of Asian descent have made to Canadian culture and history. This includes culturally rich heritages from East Asia, South Asia, Western, Central and Southeast Asia.  Let's take a moment to explore the incredible diversity of Asian Canadian voices and perspectives. 

Featured new publications: 

 

Featured new films and documentaries: 

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: Starring Simu Liu, this Marvel film follows a superhero's transition from childhood to adulthood. 
  • Reparations. In this documentary, Black and Asian Americans reflect on the legacy of slavery, the inequities that persist, and the critical role that solidarity between communities has in acknowledging and addressing systemic racism. 
  • Minari. A semi-autobiographical take on director Lee Issac Chung's upbringing, the plot follows a family of South Korean immigrants who try to make it in the rural US during the 1980s. 
  • Mother Tongues: The Journey of Tam Goosen. Through the lens of her life story, Toronto activist and educator Tam Goosen speaks to the challenges and triumphs of Chinese-Canadian communities. 
  • Raya and the Last Dragon. This Disney film depicts a warrior princess who seeks out the fabled last dragon, with the hopes of restoring the dragon gem would bring back her father and banish the evil spirits from the land of Kumandra, a fictional world with Southeast Asian influences.
  • Sponsorland tells the story of a Syrian family of 13 and their community of well-intentioned sponsors in Picton, Ontario. 

 

Finally, in 2018, Wayson Choy donated his private Chinese-Canadian History and Literature collection, which includes not only his own works, but authors and stories that had a profound influence on his own writing. Humber libraries is proud to announce that this extensive collection is available for borrowing and can now be browsed online.

 

Compiled by Joseph Chan & Aliya Dalfen, Humber Libraries. 


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