Chinese Canadian Legacies in British Columbia

Book - 2017
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"Chinese Canadians have been among the earliest of settlers to this land we now call British Columbia. This book celebrates a community whose legacy can be found as physical traces in the landscape, and in the social and economic transformations that have occurred over the decades in the larger society. As a result of the 2014 apology, supported by all members of the legislative assembly, for historic laws directly and specifically imposed on Chinese Canadians by past provincial governments, a number of legacy projects were formulated. These projects, including this book, Celebration: Chinese Canadian Legacies in British Columbia, were developed and advised by a council consisting of community leaders and academics (in total, 20 members and two co-chairs).As with all legacy projects, this book reflects the goals of educating the public and increasing awareness of past discriminatory practices. As well, it celebrates heritage values and the community’s achievements.By focusing on individual stories, the book’s intention is to illustrate and contextualize the development and history of Chinese Canadians, recognizing their perseverance, bearing, and dignity while enduring the hardships resulting from the overt racism of the late 19th and early 20th century."--
"[A] compilation of poignant stories and historic visual elements that cover a wide timespan – from the 19th to 21st centuries. Selected by the Legacy Initiatives Advisory Council (LIAC), it profiles 96 members of the Chinese community in B.C. representing a variety of fields including business, sports, medicine, science, the arts, and social activism. The book is a permanent legacy that serves to educate people about past discriminatory practices, while championing heritage values and the community’s achievements." -- from the publisher.
INCLUDES PROFILES OF: Chow Dong (Charlie) Hoy (1883-1973) -- Mah Bing Kee (1847-1942) -- Chang Toy (1857-1921) -- Ronald Bick Lee (1892-1994) -- H.Y. Louie (1875-1934) -- Tong Louie (1914-1998) -- Yip Sang (1845-1927) -- Nellie Yip Quong (1882-1949) -- Jim Chu -- Dr. Madeline Chung (née Huang) -- Dr. Wallace B. Chung -- Dr. Chit Chan Gunn -- Dr. So Wah Leung (1918-1989) -- Victor Ling -- Larry Kwong -- Harvey Lowe -- Dr. Weihong Song -- Justice Randall Wong -- Judge William (Bill) Yee -- Johnson Su-sing Chow -- Maria Mimie Ho (1941-2010) -- David Chuenyan Lai -- Jan Walls -- Toa Wong (1914-2015) -- Florence Chia-ying Yeh (aka Ye Jiaying) -- Henry S.N. Yu -- Zheng Shengtian -- Simon Chang -- Chan Hon Goh -- David Y.H. Lui (1944-2011) -- Mina Shum -- Fred Wah -- Joe Wai (1940-2017) -- Paul Wong -- Jim Wong-Chu (1949-2017) -- Paul Yee -- Larry Grant -- Howard Grant -- Todd Wong -- Beverly Nann -- Barbara Lee -- Joyce Lam -- Mary Lee Chan (1915-2002) -- Shirley Chan -- Rosalind Ho -- Faye Leung -- Andrew Joe -- Wong Foon Sien (1899-1971) -- Tung Chan -- Maggie and Kelly Ip -- Angela Kan -- Lillian To (1945-2005) -- Ida Chong -- Lori Fung -- Andrea Holmes -- Carol Huynh -- Winnie Hwo -- Dorothy Chung Kostrzewa (1928-2013) -- Douglas Jung (1924-2002) -- Hanson Lau -- Ben Lee (1930-2016) -- Alan Lowe -- Jenny Kwan -- Roy Mah (1918-2007) -- Peter Wing (1914-2007) -- Don Yuen -- Cheung-Kok Choi (1913-2000) -- David Choi -- Thomas Wing Fat Fung -- Gary Ho -- David C. (See-Chai) Lam (1923-2010) -- Ronald Lou-Poy -- Robert (Bob) H. Lee and Carol Lee -- Brandt Channing Louie -- Milton K. Wong (1939-2011).
Publisher: British Columbia :, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture,, 2017
ISBN: 9780772671776
Characteristics: 179 pages : colour and black and white photographs ; 29 x 35 cm


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