Kim's Convenience star Simu Liu to talk about Asian Canadian representation and media at UBC event

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      If you hadn't already noticed, issues about Asian representation (representAsian?) have been in the spotlight as of late, thanks to the success of Hollywood romcom Crazy Rich Asians. (If you hadn't already heard, a sequel is in the works.)

      However, a number of TV series that broke through in the mainstream preceded its release, such as Fresh Off the Boat and, on this side of the border, the CBC sitcom Kim's Convenience, about a Korean Canadian family who runs a convenience store in Toronto.

      Season 3 of the series will air in the 2019 winter season and production Season 4 was greenlit back in May.

      Kim's Convenience 

      One of the show's cast members, Simu Liu who plays Jung, will be appearing at an event held by the UBC Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies program.

      Liu, a former accountant, has also had roles on the TV series Taken and Blood and Water.

      The event, entitled Asian Canadian Representation and Media: Public Q&A with Simu Liu, is part of a yearlong celebration of the program's fifth anniversary and is also related to a new course in the program, ACAM 250: The Idea of Asian Canadian in Popular Culture, taught by professor John Paul (JP) Catungal.

      The free event (which requires registration due to limited seating capacity) will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on September 27 at the Ross Beaty Lecture theatre (room 1013) at the UBC Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall, UBC).

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