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.”
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.