Chinatown

Chinatown

An Illustrated History of the Chinese Communities of Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax

Book - 2005
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Explore the rich history of Canada's Chinatowns in this extensively illustrated book

Canada's Chinese community found its roots in the late nineteenth century, when many Chinese left their overcrowded homeland in search of opportunity in Canada. But they faced daunting challenges when they arrived -- including poverty, racism, and prohibitions on family members coming to join them.
In this book, extensively illustrated with contemporary and archival images, author Paul Yee tells the stories of eight Canadian Chinatowns -- Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Halifax -- and explores the unique culture and heritage of each. He outlines the challenges that Chinatowns have overcome in the face of urban redevelopment and profiles the many ways Chinese Canadians dealt with the hostility they encountered from their fellow citizens. Chinese artists, politicians, and other intriguing personalities also make appearances throughout this rich narrative.
Chinatown is an eye-opening account of how a group targeted for racist treatment for decades was able to overcome daunting obstacles and make room for themselves in Canadian society.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : James Lorimer & Company, c2005.
ISBN: 9781550288421
1550288423
Branch Call Number: 971.0049 YEE
Characteristics: 128 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 22 x 27 cm.

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Jun 16, 2012

Yee presents a general history of the Chinese in Canada from the 1800s to the present, exploring the emergence of Chinatowns in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. The photos are a mainstay of this book's subject matter, and i enjoyed looking at each one with care. However, the conclusion was rather weak and rushed; I think Yee could have provided a better final analysis.

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