Cheuk Kwan was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Singapore and Japan. After studying engineering in the U.S., he immigrated to Canada in 1976 where he embarked upon a successful IT career.
In 1978, Kwan co-founded The Asianadian, a progressive and influential magazine dedicated to the promotion of Asian Canadian arts, culture and politics. The following year, Kwan helped lead the Anti-W5 Campaign to fight against the racist portrayal of Chinese Canadians in the media. Kwan’s diasporic life inspired him to produce and direct the Chinese Restaurants documentary series. He is the Executive Director at Harmony Movement.