Lily Chow Appointed to the Order of Canada

By Caitlin Press|Date: January 18, 2022

We’re thrilled to share that Caitlin Press author Lily Chow has been appointed as a member to the Order of Canada. 

Since 1967 the Order of Canada has recognized the outstanding achievement, dedication, and service of remarkable Canadians. Chow was recognized “for preserving and promoting the history of early Chinese immigrants to Canada and their contributions to the country’s social and economic development.”

Her book publications include Blossoms in the Gold Mountains (Caitlin Press, 2018), Blood and Sweat over the Railway Tracks (Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia, 2014), Chasing Their Dreams (Caitlin Press, 2000), and Sojourners in the North (Caitlin Press, 1996).

Hard is the Journey: Stories of Chinese Settlement in BC’s Kootenays is forthcoming from Caitlin Press later this year. In her newest book, Chow bravely exposes dark parts of BC’s history while shedding light on both the struggles and accomplishments of the Chinese immigrants who risked everything and often lost their lives in building the Canada we know today.

Hard is the Journey is available to pre-order through Caitlin Press. 

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