Friday, February 15, 2013

From China to Borneo and Beyond: The Chan Family 陳鹞飛/陈鹞飞

                         The Chan Family,

This is a hundred years old journal of two families, the Chans and the Kongs.

It traces the first movement in 1907 from GuangZhou China to the jungles of Borneo. It is a six generational record with the second wave of movement to England, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Australia, USA and New Zealand.

The journal begins from the author’s great Grandfather Chan Kwong Kouk and centres on the life of the author’s father John Chan Hiu Fei until his demise in 2006.

The Opium war, virgin tropical jungle, Japanese World War, colonial days, a revolution, a fight with the communists; These were harshness and the difficulties the families had to go through.

Photo taken, January 1970

Mother Mary Kong Wah Kiew, GrandFather Chan Kee Seng, Father John Chan Hiu Fei

Author and contributors of this book.

Back Row:
Dr Margaret Kit Yok , Ann Kit Suet, Charles Chok Kwong, Rose Kit Fong, Elizabeth Kit Pen.

Front Row:

Helen Kit Mei, Grace Kit Mui, Dr Henry Chok Khuang, Joseph Chan Chok Hiu.

categories:Life Stories (Biographies, Autobiographies, Family Histories, Memoirs)

1 comment:

  1. .

    Desconfie do palhaço, mas
    não vire as costas às ver-
    dades do poeta.

    Hoje, no meu blog.