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Choy, Wayson 1939-

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Works: 25 works in 131 publications in 6 languages and 2,678 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  History  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Contributor
Classifications: PR9199.3.C4967, 813.54
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The jade peony : a novel by Wayson Choy( Book )
39 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 1,125 libraries worldwide
The Chinese immigrant experience, featuring a girl and her two brothers. The girl is a budding tap dancer, one brother is a weakling, the other a boxer who joins the U.S. Marines. The novel is set in Vancouver, British Columbia, in the years leading to World War II. The anti-Japanese hysteria is also seen through their eyes. A first novel
All that matters : a novel by Wayson Choy( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 543 libraries worldwide
"Kiam-Kim is three years old when he arrives by ship at Gold Mountain with his father and his grandmother, Poh-Poh. From his earliest years, Kiam-Kim is deeply conscious of his responsibility to maintain the family's honor and to set an example for his younger siblings. However, his life is increasingly complicated by his burgeoning awareness of the world outside Vancouver's Chinatown" --from the publisher
De pioenroos by Wayson Choy( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Dutch and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Drie kinderen groeien in de jaren dertig in Canada op in een familie van Chinese migranten en ervaren hoe het is om te leven tussen twee culturen
Growing up Canadian school ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
"Growing up has become marked in school years but at the beginning of the 20th century most children attended primary school only. This bygone era is wonderfully evoked by still photos and archival film showing what children studied and where, from the one-room schoolhouse to a railway car. School in the 1940s and '50s is brought to life through interviews with adults who remember the first day at kindergarten, feared and loved teachers and encounters with the strap. The '60s and '70s brought television into the classroom and the concept of the open school, which changed the actual building"--Container
La pivoine de jade : roman by Wayson Choy( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Récit "qui parle de la misère et du sentiment d'exclusion, des difficultés d'adaptation éprouvées par les Chinois transplantés dans un pays qui les accepte mal, du fossé entre les traditions de la Chine ancienne et les manières modernes du Canada [...]" (cf. quatrième de couverture). Le tout est campé dans le Chinatown du Vancouver des années 1940. [SDM]
Paper shadows : memoir of a past lost and found by Wayson Choy( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 17 libraries worldwide
At age 56, the author/professor learns about his adoption and a closely guarded family secret
Wayson Choy unfolding the butterfly (secrets & memories) ( visu )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
A documentary exploring the rich and extraordinary life of storyteller, sage and activist Wayson Choy through his own words
Searching for Confucius a documentary ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Examines the life and teachings of the Chinese philosopher
La montagne d'or by Wayson Choy( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Une suite à ##La pivoine de jade## (2007) qui continue de raconter, avec beaucoup de sensibilité, l'enfance et l'adolescence d'un jeune Chinois immigré à Vancouver dans les années 1940. [SDM]
All that matters a novel by Wayson Choy( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Sequel to the Jade Peony. Follows Kiam-Kim as he learns the responsibilities and rewards of family and community, as he approaches adulthood in 1930s and 1940s Vancouver, a city much divided, as he faces decisions about what truly matters in life. More than anything else, the novel is an exploration of his character
The jade peony by Wayson Choy( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
This is a heart-warming novel about children growing up in Vancouver's Chinatown in the 1930's and 1940's. Faced with a diverse mix of neighbours, the children encounter the complexities of life and the horror of war, but these are all mingled with the positive magic that only a grandmother's influence can provide
Die Pfingstrose aus Jade : Roman by Wayson Choy( Book )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in German and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Not yet : a memoir of living and almost dying by Wayson Choy( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
An exploration of the importance of family, which for Choy is constituted not through blood but through love. He provides a quiet manifesto for embracing life, and seeing how lucky we are for each day that comes
Yu mu dan by Wayson Choy( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Chinese and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Pas maintenant by Wayson Choy( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Le point de départ de ce livre est une sévère crise d'asthme qui a conduit Wayson Choy à l'hôpital en 2001 et qui a été suivie, quelques jours plus tard, de troubles cardiaques. Wayson Choy y décrit son séjour à l'hôpital et, entre autres, les hallucinations provoquées par une forte médication, son voyage ultérieur en Chine, qui lui a fait comprendre qu'il est d'abord et avant tout un Canadien, un séjour à Vancouver, où il côtoie des fantômes, et la réapparition de troubles cardiaques, en 2005. Dans ce récit très humain, entrecoupé de souvenirs, il affirme l'importance de l'amitié et de l'affection dans le processus de rétablissement. En entrevue, Wayson Choy a dit qu'il avait écrit ce livre pour décortiquer son expérience de la maladie et pour comprendre le sens de sa vie après avoir survécu à deux maladies qui avaient failli le tuer.--[Memento]
Found Out by Tarragon Theatre Archives (University of Guelph)( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Wayson Choy unfolding the butterfly ; secrets & memories by Wayson Choy( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Wayson Choy : the jade peony ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Mixed messages by Rona Altrows( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Choy, Wayson
Languages
English (116)
French (8)
Dutch (3)
German (2)
Chinese (1)
Spanish (1)
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