In re­cent years, I have been writ­ing some es­says on the sub­ject of over­seas Chi­nese and his­tor­i­cal fig­ures of mod­ern China, which are highly val­ued by dear read­ers around the world.”

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Scholar and pro­fes­sor in phi­los­o­phy, lin­guis­tics, his­tory, philol­ogy and an­thro­pol­ogy highly val­ued by dear read­ers around the world,” he said. “Thus, a num­ber of news­pa­pers and mag­a­zines both in Chi­nese main­land and off­shore have opened spe­cial col­umns for me as a noted free­lancer or col­umn writer.”

Some years ago, he dis­cov­ered the early Chi­nese Com­mu­nist Party leader Zhang Guo­tao’s tomb in Toronto, and movie star Hu Die’s tomb in Van­cou­ver, and wrote about the find­ings. Through his es­says in dozens of mag­a­zines and news­pa­pers, the his­tor­i­cal relics are now be­com­ing tourist spots and vis­ited by thou­sands of peo­ple around the world.

He cred­ited his beloved pro­fes­sor, Horst Ruthrof, who guided his PhD dis­ser­ta­tion at Mur­doch Uni­ver­sity.

Sang works on pro­mot­ing the study of over­seas Chi­nese his­tory in Canada. In ad­di­tion to his aca­demic stud­ies, Sang has grad­u­ally es­tab­lished a cul­tural and ed­u­ca­tional busi­ness king­dom in Canada, start­ing in 2004.

He is the founder of Canada Global Ed­u­ca­tion Ser­vice Co Ltd (CGESC), which is now one of the big­gest ed­u­ca­tional en­ti­ties op­er­at­ing be­tween China and Canada. Each year, CGESC in­vites groups of Chi­nese sec­ondary school stu­dents and hosts sum­mer camps in Van­cou­ver.

CGESC also helps build sis­ter­school re­la­tion­ships be­tween China and Canada. CGESC works both as or­ga­nizer and spon­sor to host cul­ture and ed­u­ca­tion con­fer­ences in Canada.

Sang is also direc­tor of Canada Maple Press (CMP) in Van­cou­ver.

“I have al­ways kept think­ing that I must run this busi­ness with my unique fea­tures and work out a way that is to­tally dif­fer­ent with the en­ti­ties of the same field,” Sang said. “Af­ter a per­sis­tent ma­neu­ver, I had suc­cess­fully signed the agree­ment with ICBC and at­tained the au­tho­riza­tion to trans­late and pub­lish this of­fi­cial man­ual to serve the Chi­nese com­mu­nity.”

He looks to pub­lish books and pic­to­ri­als mainly in Chi­nese, English, French, Ger­man, Ja­panese, Korean, Rus­sian, Span­ish. He in­tro­duces the unique cul­tures of var­i­ous eth­nic com­mu­ni­ties with a sin­cere goal of pro­mot­ing the ex­change and un­der­stand­ing of all na­tions. The books and pic­to­ri­als in cir­cu­la­tion have gained wide ac­claim.

CMP looks to pro­vide a plat­form for aca­demic mono­graphs and works for schol­ars of Chi­nese main­land, Hong Kong, Ma­cao and Tai­wan; ac­cepts au­thors’ con­sign­ment edit­ing and pub­lishes fine books. CMP also helps give the books ac­cess to the in­ter­na­tional mar­ket.

CMP has pub­lished nu­mer­ous bilin­gual books, pic­to­ri­als and teenager read­ing ma­te­ri­als in re­cent years. CMP also has es­tab­lished con­tacts with pub­lish­ing en­ti­ties world­wide and is in­volved in ac­tiv­i­ties such as in­tel­lec­tual copy­right pro­tec­tion and book shows.

Sang is also direc­tor of the Chi­nese His­tory and Cul­ture So­ci­ety of Canada. He worked as chief edi­tor and pub­lished sev­eral books for the Chi­nese com­mu­nity. One of those was for one of the old­est Chi­nese as­so­ci­a­tions in Van­cou­ver, Ing Suey Sun, for its 100th an­niver­sary. The pic­to­rial was pub­lished in May, and Sang or­ga­nized an ex­hi­bi­tion for Ing Suey Sun’s cen­ten­nial show in Van­cou­ver’s Chi­na­town.

Dur­ing the 100th an­niver­sary of the Ing Suey Tong As­so­ci­a­tion, Sang said he and his staff dis­cov­ered dozens of re­ceipts signed by Sun Yat-sen dur­ing his Van­cou­ver tour col­lect­ing dona­tions, right be­fore the Xinhai Revo­lu­tion in 1911.

Sang, to­gether with his so­ci­ety mem­bers, plans to launch two big shows this year. One will com­mem­o­rate the 130th an­niver­sary of the Canada Pa­cific Rail­way in May, and an­other will mark the 70th an­niver­sary of the end of World War II and Anti-Ja­panese War in China. The ini­tia­tives have the sup­port of the Canadian gov­ern­ment and the Chi­nese com­mu­nity.

Sang is also the pres­i­dent of the Chi­nese Stamp and Nu­mis­matic So­ci­ety of Canada (CSNSC), one of the old­est Chi­nese groups in Van­cou­ver. Each year, Sang pro­poses cul­tural and his­tor­i­cal ex­hi­bi­tions for the Chi­nese com­mu­nity.

On Jan 8, Canada Post is­sued the sev­enth set of stamps of its Lu­nar New Year se­ries to cel­e­brate the Year of the Ram, which was wel­comed not only by stamp col­lec­tors in the Chi­nese com­mu­nity but around the world.

The two stamps, sou­venir sheets and a book­let were is­sued to­gether. Sang at­tended the pre­miere cer­e­mony and rec­om­mended to Greg Ka­batoff, direc­tor of re­tail busi­ness for West­ern Canada Post, a new de­sign for a set of stamps by Chi­nese painter Peng Guo­quan to com­mem­o­rate the 130th an­niver­sary of the Canada Pa­cific Rail­way.

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