Friday, April 3, 2015

Our first meeting will be held on
Saturday 18th April 2015
1.30pm at Meadowbank Community Centre
29 St Johns Road, Meadowbank

A lady by the name of Ann Chin is a successful writer and has been on Television and spoken to several organisations about  “From China to
Borneo & Beyond”.

Ann has given a brief description on her other books below. 

She will bring her books for sale on the day.  Usually $30.00  but a Special price of $25.00 each for the Women’s Group members.
Please come along and hear Ann’s talk.  Friends and relations are also welcome to come along.  

New members are always welcomed.

Afternoon tea will be served.

NZCA  Members:   $2.00                 Non Members:     $3.00

Registration Costs:  (to cover Hall Hire and Afternoon Tea)

A raffle will be held during the afternoon.
$2.00  for 3 tickets – No obligation to purchase

For further enquires:    Contact Jessie Edmonds   625 7637  or
Myra Lowe­- 444  0717  or email:   ­

Ann Kit Suet Chin-Chan.  Chen Jie Xue
陈洁雪 我是一个新西兰的中国人,出生在马来西亚的沙捞越州  will talk about her family and life in Borneo, based on her book   From China to Borneo and Beyond. 海外华人的中国魂: 从中国,到南洋,到更

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

It traces the first movement in 1907 from Kwang Zhou, 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 the difficulties the families had to go through.
Ann Chin is a successful writer, and has been on TV, newspapers and has spoken to several organisations, about this book, and her other books:
Diary of a Bereaved Mother, Goodbye my baby 丧儿记: 丧失儿子的母亲的一本传记
This is a real life story of losing one's only son. This experience has made the author strong and caring.  This tragedy has been a great help for her to help understand other bereaved people.

Mail Order Bride  邮购新  This book is about the embodiment of the darker side of today's society.


Cry, the Oppressed women. 妇女的哭泣

Women suffer from oppression.  This story traces the life of Nadine who overcomes her own problems of oppression, grows up to be a social worker and helps women who have suffered from physical and mental violence, domestic violence, rape, pornography, swinging, sex slavery, human

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