FOCUS INCREASES ON REPRESENT-ASIAN
If you hadn’t already noticed, issues around Asian representation have been in the spotlight of late, thanks to the success of Hollywood romcom (and there’s a sequel in the works, to boot). However, a number of TV series that broke through into the mainstream preceded its release, such as and, on this side of the border, the CBC sitcom
about a Koreancanadian family that runs a convenience store in Toronto.
Season 3 of the series will air in the 2019 winter season, and production on Season 4 was green-lit back in May.
One of the show’s cast members, Simu Liu, who plays Jung, will be appearing at an event held by the UBC Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies program. Liu, a former accountant who has also had roles on the TV series and
will talk about diversity and representation on-screen.
The event, entitled Asian Canadian Representation and Media: Public Q&A With Simu Liu, is part of a yearlong celebration of the university program’s fifth anniversary and is also related to a new course in the program, ACAM 250: The Idea of “Asian Canadian” in Popular Culture, taught by professor John Paul (JP) Catungal. This free event (which requires registration due to limited seating capacity) will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on September 27 at the Ross Beaty Lecture Theatre (Room 1013) in the UBC Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall, UBC). To register, visit
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