Yichuan Sang: Undeterred in all pursuits BIO
Yichuan Sang has had a successful academic and business career, but not without many challenges along the way.
Sang, of Vancouver, has been a scholar and professor specializing in philosophy, linguistics, history, philology and anthropology, and a noted Chinese community leader active in Sino-Canada culture, history and education affairs. He also is an academic and educational publishing entrepreneur.
When pursuing a master’s degree in Australia in the 1980s, Sang worked as a janitor, salesman, porter, waiter, kitchen hand, nightshift worker, taxi driver and casino dealer. Despite the labor hardships, he would not allow his academic dreams to be deferred.
Through almost six years of persistence, he completed his doctoral dissertation in linguistic philosophy at Murdoch University in Australia.
Sang had taught in the foreign language department at Sichuan University for 16 years after graduating from Sichuan Normal University in 1982. He gave up teaching to pursue his advanced studies in Australia
In 2004, Sang and his family immigrated to Canada, and he soon was recruited for the teaching staff at the University of British Columbia. Sang said that without the love and support of his family, he would not have been able to finish his scholarly work. The affable Sang has numerous friends around the world in the humanities and social sciences.
A prolific writer, Sang has had his anthology published by the Kefa Publishing House in the United States. It includes more than 200 cultural and historical essays. Sang has a keen interest in Chinese historical figures in North America.
“In recent years, I have been writing some essays on the subject of overseas Chinese and historical figures of modern China, which are
Yichuan Sang, professor, essayist and community leader, chats in his office.