Chinese Restaurants: Canadian Plains

October 9, 2016 (Sunday) / 2:00 pm

Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Chinese Restaurants: Canadian Plains

Penn Museum Second Sunday Culture Films

Join us as the Penn Museum Second Sunday Culture Films explore the themes of translation, accents, culture and language! 
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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.