The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall

A Woman in Between: Searching for Dr. Victoria Chung Book Launch

Start Date and Time:

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 3:00PM

End Date and Time:

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 4:30PM


Dr. John Price & Dr. Ningping Yu

Ten years in the making, A Woman in Between: Searching for Dr. Victoria Chung finally brings together the complex and intriguing story of Dr. Victoria Chung, the first Asian Canadian, man or woman, to earn a medical degree in Canada. An eye-witness to China's independence struggle, she provided urgent medical care during World War II, stayed on after the 1949 Revolution, and became a legend in her own right until the Cultural Revolution. This book shines the light on a story long forgotten in both China and Canada.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.


  • Lisa Mar
  • Richard Charles Lee Chair in Chinese Canadian Studies
  • Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library

Contact Information

Lisa Mar


Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library, 8th Floor, Robarts Library, 130 St. George St. Toronto ON M5S 1A5 view full map


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Book cover image of Dr. Victoria Chung with a female colleague