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The Life of an Asianist

Starting off in life with a BA in Asian Studies didn't seem so unusual to me in 1970, but apparently it was. It put me into a world that forever changed me, for the better, I hope. It led to a life living and working in Asia, and then in Canada with Asians and Asian Canadians. From a city with three Japanese restaurants, Vancouver has grown to one with sushi as common as lattes (another rarity in 1970). I hope I can claim that I have been a tiny part of that sea change.

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John Donald Redmond

Vancouver, Canada

Graduated 1981, MEd

Faculty of Education

Graduated 1970, BA

Faculty of Arts