Anthony B. Chan
An accomplished scholar, teacher, academic leader, filmmaker, journalist, and writer, Anthony B. Chan is Professor and Associate Dean of Communication in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario.
Born and raised in Victoria, B.C., Professor Chan returned to Canada after serving as the Chair of the B.A. and M.A. degree programs in Canadian Studies and Director of the Canadian Studies Center in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and as an Associate Professor of Communication and Head of Broadcast Journalism at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Previously, he was an Associate Professor of Mass Communication at California State University, Hayward.
His family has been in Canada since 1887 when his grandfather, Chan Dun settled in Victoria, B.C.
His first historical biography analyzed the magical life and relentless business pursuits of Li Ka-shing, the most famous Hong Kong deal maker and one of the richest people in Asia. Li Ka-shing: Hong Kong Elusive Billionaire  was published by Oxford University Press (1996).
Professor Chan’s scholarly film work includes Perpetually Cool: The Many Lives of Anna May Wong, 1905-1961(2003, 2007),    which chronicled the amazing life and hard times of the legendary Chinese American actor, Anna May Wong.
Reviews for Perpetually Cool: The Many Lives of Anna May Wong, 1905-1961:
Richard Corliss, Time Magazine 
Robert Gottlieb, The New York Review of Books 
Leslie Camhi, New York Times 
Asian Affairs 
Asia Pacific Arts, UCLA 
Professor Chan’s other scholarly works include Arming the Chinese: The Western Armaments Trade in Warlord China, 1920-1928 (1982)  , Gold Mountain: The Chinese in the New World (1983)   and Dao of Communication  which he co-wrote with Nancy Van Leuven.
He is co-editor of People to People: An Introduction to Communications. Currently, he is writing a book length manuscript on immigrant nationalism in Chinese Canada where he is focused on examining the impact of such social network systems as Facebook on family bonds and the pervasiveness of cyber crime on this ethnic nation in Canada.
His articles can be found in Asian Affairs, Cinemaya, Gazette, Journal of European Economic History, Journal of Ethnic Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Canadian Ethnic Studies, Adult Education, Asian Profile, and Army Journal and Defence Quarterly, among others. Professor Chan was the founding editor of: New Scholars - New Visions in Canadian Studies (Seattle).  and co-founder of The Asianadian: An Asian Canadian Magazine (Toronto).  
In 1979, Chan was the Halifax, Nova Scotia delegate in the ad hoc committee against CTV's W5 "Campus Giveway." He was also a founding member of the Chinese Canadian National Council (CCNC). See his essay on this important Canadian civil rights movement: 30th September 1979 30th Anniversary of Chinese Canadian Activism. 
In 2007, Chan returned to Toronto after wandering the earth for 25 years in Asia, the US, and Europe. His quest for enlightenment brought him home.
As a filmmaker, Anthony B. Chan’s independent films include a four part series on Asian Americans and Vietnam. The series was purchased by Ken Burns for his 2016 series on Vietnam .
Lily Goes Home (2007)
The Insanity of It All (2002)
Sweet Heat (1998)
American Nurse (1992)
Chan has also produced films focusing on work, culture and survival in North America. Some examples:
The Panama (1996)
Another Day in America (1989)
Chinese Cafes in Rural Saskatchewan (1985)
Before entering academic life, Professor Chan was a Senior Producer and a television journalist at Television Broadcasts Ltd., Hong Kong where he managed a television production unit and anchored Focus, an English language public affairs show.
 Notable Films
The Triad Report
Across the Fine Line (mental health in HK)
Sharks and Little Fish
Leaving Home (Canadian and Australian emigration)
Reorganizing the Shop (Predates the Tian'anmen events)
A Passion for China (Rare footage of pre-1949 China)
See his latest films:
Dunhuang Oasis 
Wang Wei 
He has worked as a television reporter for the CBC in Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Calgary. At CBC Regina, he hosted and narrated several episodes of The Canadians.
Dr. Chan’s degrees include a PhD in modern Chinese history from York University, Diploma in Chinese from the Beijing Language Institute, MAs from Bowling Green State University and the University of Arizona, and a BA from the University of Victoria.
 Other Writings
Chinese in Canada, Canadian Encyclopedia 
Chinese Canada 
Chan also writes and edits for Ginger Post: An Online Asian/Chinese Canadian Magazine