Chinese in Canada


I have tried to get some material from various Chinese organisations and even their embassy in Canada but so far none of my emails have had a reply.  And so by making use of YouTube I've been able to find some information which may help in learning of the Chinese in Canada.

Journey to Canada: A Chinese Canadian Perspective

Chinese Canadian's Struggle for an Identity

Chinese History in British Columbia Canada

Chinese railroad workers in Canada :1880-1885

Chinese Immigration in Canada (British Columbia) 1880

Covered Roots: The History of Vancouver's Chinese Farms

Year of the Dragon Festival 2012 Chinese Historical Society

Chinese migration to Canada

The First Chinese Citizens in Canada - Part One of Two

The First Chinese Citizens in Canada-Part Two of Two

Head tax for Chinese immigrants remembered on Canada Day

Chinese Canadian Stories (produced by CCS)

Red Tails, Dragon Tales: UBC Opening Symposium
Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by UBC Library. This historic summit brought together for the first time ever, two groups of WWII veterans that faced discrimination: The Tuskegee Airmen and Chinese-Canadians veterans. Both groups' military contributions were instrumental to helping the Allies win the war and also to changing societal attitudes in their own countries. While most of their ranks have passed away, a few remaining veterans, now mostly in their late 80s and 90s, met at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre to share their stories. During WWII, the Tuskegee airmen were the first group of African-American aviators to fly in combat for the US armed forces. They were dubbed "the Red Tails" after one fighter group painted their P47s and later P51s with a red tail. At the same time in Canada men and women of Chinese descent, who were born in Canada, were not deemed to be citizens. Despite this discrimination, when the WWII broke out, Chinese men and women volunteered in the hundreds to fight for Canada. The result: on May 14, 1947 Chinese-Canadians were finally granted the right to vote. Panelists: Col. Charles McGee, Lt. Robert Ashby, Bill Norwood, Col. Dick Tolliver (Tuskegee Airmen); Col. Howe Lee, George Chow, Monty Lee, Frank Wong (Chinese-Canadian Veterans); Moderated by Don Chapman.

The Dragon and the Crown by Stanley S.K. Kwan (pdf)
This is a memoir of living in Hong Kong which leads to his emigration to Canada.


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