Asian Canadian Voices: Facets of Diversity

Book cover for Asian Canadian Voices Facets of Diversity, edited by Hana Kim and published by the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library at the University of Toronto. Image is on a dark background with orange tree branch of maple leaves in the center of the cover.

Published by Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library, University of Toronto / 2022 

Edited by Hana Kim  

With contributions from King Wong, Adrienne S. Chan, Aminur Rahim, Denise Chong, Janet Lumb, Kuilan Liu, Irene Chu, Arlene Chan, Terry Watada, Josephine Pui-Hing Wong, and Maria Krisel Abulencia.

ISBN: 978-0-7727-1126-7 (softcover) and ISBN: 978-0-7727-1128-1(e-book) 


The Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce that the publication Asian Canadian Voices: Facets of Diversity is now available! 

We are delighted to bring together eleven perspectives from diverse fields of research to share their remarkable stories, reflections and insights relating to Asian Canadian heritage and experience. The collaborative effort of many gracious contributors, and the symbiotic dialogues from our significant East Asian Library lecture series during 2012-2014 entitled “Tides on Our Pacific Shore: Celebrating Asian Canadian Heritage” and “Asian Canadian Conference: Engaging Asian Canadians,” which focused on strengthening community and facilitation of academic research on the topic of Asian Canadians, sparked the inspiration for this publication. 

“The present publication includes remarkable and touching stories from various Asian Canadians in different fields. It is the sincere hope of the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library that this book will honour and celebrate the past and present contributions of Asian Canadians on their two-century journey. These diverse and inspiring stories will also give a moment to readers to reflect on surging anti-Asian racism and all types of racial discrimination and violence.”  

“The ten chapters in this book highlight research and reflections on diversity, diaspora, migration, identity, ethnic communities, and acculturation created by various authors based in Canada and Asia, and illuminate facets of the Asian Canadian experience, often making use of the authors’ own experiences.”  From the Introduction, Hana Kim 

Table of Contents 

image of the publication's table of contents.

This publication is available in e-book format on the University of Toronto's online research repository, TSpace. Click here to read the e-book of Asian Canadian Voices: Facets of Diversity (ISBN: 978-0-7727-1128-1).

For inquiries about this publication, please contact Hana Kim, Director, Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library, University of Toronto at

Stay tuned for more details about our Book Launch in 2023!  

Asian Canadian Voices