Seattle native Dean Wong has published his first book compilation with Seeing the Light: Four Decades in Chinatown. In Seeing, Wong focuses his attention on the Chinatowns of Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, and New York.
Wong chronicles the celebratory side of life in these communities from the events around Lunar New Year to a much anticipated visit by the Dalai Lama. We also see, through Wong, the elderly Chinese American facing eviction as the neighborhood gentrifies and the man who challenged Bruce Lee to a fight … and lost.
A book reading and signing with Dean Wong happens Saturday, May 28 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Wing Luke Museum. This program is free and open to the public. Museum admission is required for access to museum galleries.