Julia Kwong

Julia Chak-Sin Kwong was born in Hong Kong in 1946 and earned a B.A. from the University of Hong Kong in 1967. She received a M.Ed. from the University of Alberta in 1972 and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1976. Her thesis is entitled: Economy and Educational Development in China, 1958-1966. Kwong is a professor of sociology at the University of Manitoba. In addition to monographs on education and political corruption in China, she co-authored with Gunter Baureiss, The History of the Chinese Community of Winnipeg in 1979. Kwong was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2003.

Fiction

The Dream of Gold Mountain

Co-author: Ivy Huffman.
Winnipeg, Man.: Hyperion Press, 1991.
PS8565 .U3285 D74 1991

Synopsis from the Prologue

This is not a history. It is, however, a true story, for the events are real, although they happened to several people and in different circumstances and places than we describe. The authors have taken the writer’s liberty to choose the happenings and impose order and form on them. The result provides an intimate look at the lives and times of those Chinese who immigrated to Canada in the early twentieth century.