Yukman Lai

Burnaby, British Columbia

Professor Yukman Lai promotes the blending of Canadian and Chinese art and culture through his work as a master of Chinese painting and calligraphy. Described as a “model of enlightened multicultural adaptation”, Professor Lai exerts great efforts both to preserve and promote a greater understanding of Chinese Art, demonstrating its resilience and adaptability by applying it to our BC landscapes. He has served on the boards of the Chinese Canadian Artists Federation, Richmond Art Gallery and the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver. We honour Professor Yukman Lai today for his contribution to the understanding of the cultural traditions of the east and the west.


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