Trek Magazine - - Class Acts -

Am­brose Mong, MA’93, has writ­ten Guns and Gospel: Im­pe­ri­al­ism and Evan­ge­lism in China. It is an ex­plo­ration of the his­tory of Chris­tian mis­sion­ary work in China and its of­ten am­bigu­ous and un­easy re­la­tion­ship with Eu­ro­pean im­pe­ri­al­ism. • In Novem­ber 1916, af­ter 46 years of teach­ing mu­sic the­ory, Keiko Parker, MA’93, re­ceived the in­au­gu­ral Teacher of Dis­tinc­tion Award from the Royal Con­ser­va­tory of Toronto at a cer­e­mony held at the Chan Cen­tre on UBC’s Van­cou­ver cam­pus. She has two con­cert pi­anist sons,

Jon Kimura Parker (UBC Mu­sic, 1977-79) and Jamie Parker, BMus’85, who both stud­ied at Juil­liard. Jamie is pi­anist in the Juno-win­ning Gryphon Trio. Keiko’s daugh­ter, El­iz­a­beth Anne Fu­miko Parker, BMus’92, also stud­ied at UBC. In 1993, Keiko re­ceived her mas­ter’s in English, af­ter study­ing on a part-time ba­sis. She spends her re­tire­ment years trans­lat­ing Jane Austen’s nov­els into Ja­panese. Her trans­la­tions of Emma and Per­sua­sion have al­ready been pub­lished in Tokyo and Mans­field Park is due out this year. • Ste­vie Jay,

BA’98, plays the lead role in Blood Em­pires, re­leased last De­cem­ber. He also plays the role of De­tec­tive Joseph in 2017’s You Don’t Know Dick.

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