The Asianadian (1978-1985)
The magazine’s original intention was to be a Cantonese language magazine about Hong Kong News. However, it was surmised that this magazine would not do well without a translation of the Cantonese version – this English edition was to be called Crossroads.
The idea for Asianadian didn’t come about until later in April of 1978. Tony Chan, Cheuk Kwan, and Paul Levine (also known as Lai Bo) were sitting in Torontonian Diner, MARS FOOD, discussing social justice, activism, and criticism in the Asian Canadian community. They decided that Crossroads should expand to include such topics and gave the publication a more appropriate name: Asianadian.