The Concubine's Children: Portrait of a Family Divided Topics for Discussion

Denise Chong
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Describe how May-ying came to be the concubine of Chan Sam. What was known about her life prior to being sent to Canada? What did she discover upon her arrival in Vancouver? What was her life like after her arrival?

Who was May-ying? What was her relationship to Ping? Hing? Nan? Yuen? Gok-leng? Chan Sam? Huangbo? Denise? Guen? What kind of mother and grandmother was she?

What were May-ying's strengths? Her weaknesses? How did each of these impact her life? How did they affect the life of her daughter, Hing?

Who was Hing? What was her relationship to Ping? Nan? Denise? Yuen? Chan Sam? May-ying? How did each of these people impact her life? Which impact her in a positive way? Which were negative?

Describe Hing's childhood. What was known of the childhoods of Ping and Nan? Compare the lives of Hing with those...

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