26 April, 2015

To celebrate 80 years as New Zealand's leading national Chinese organisation,
the New Zealand Chinese Association is delighted to announce
the forthcoming publication of its latest book — about its own history.
雕 石 成 璧 Turning Stone into Jade

The History of the New Zealand Chinese Association
by David Fung



Published with support from the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust, Turning Stone into Jade tells the story of one of New Zealand’s oldest Chinese community organisations. In its early incarnations, the NZCA offered kinship and a united voice for an often marginalised and fragile minority.


As the New Zealand Chinese evolved into a community with a sure sense of place in the country’s growing diverse population, the NZCA has had o adapt and change to reflect its current and future needs. Turning Stone into Jade is the story of how a community founded by sojourners and igrants has adapted to a new homeland, far from the place of their ancestors’ birth.
Written by David Fung, this book comprises an extensive range of records from the Association’s archives and other historical research, supplemented with photos, illustrations and contributions from its thirteen branches across the country.


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 For enquiries, contact Virginia Chong, NZCA Immediate Past President

P: 021 982 726 or E: vchong@ihug.co.nz