Join us as the Penn Museum Second Sunday Culture Films explore the themes of translation, accents, culture and language!
Chinese Restaurants: Canadian Plains
(2005, dir. Cheuk Kwan, 27 min.)
Speaker: Josephine Park, Professor of English and Asian American Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Follow the story of gregarious, much-beloved immigrant Jim Kook and his New Outlook Café, a diner he ran for 40 years in the prairie town of Outlook, Saskatchewan. Canada is one in a fifteen-part series on Chinese restaurants around the world, which poignantly captures what it means to be “Chinese” today, recounting the Chinese Diaspora through its most enduring icon: the family-run Chinese restaurant.