LAU, Rebeca




Author Tags: Chinese

The Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia (CCHSBC) has joined forces with UBC’s Initiative for Student Teaching and Research in Chinese Canadian Studies (INSTRCC) to launch Gold Mountain Stories, a new series to represent Chinese experiences in North America, including the first book by Rebeca Lau, who works at UBC

Born and raised in a small town in Mexico by Chinese parents and grandparents, Rebeca Lau worked in the family grocery store learning both Cantonese and Spanish. In Mami: My Grandmother’s Journey she describes her return to Tapachula, Mexico, in 2002, from her current home in Vancouver, to eat her grandmother Mami’s Chinese-Mexican cooking and learn of her family’s history in Mexico dating back to 1919. Lau and Mami revisit longtime friends and childhood haunts, while reflecting about how three generations of her family have spread their lives around the Pacific.

[BCBW 2012]