The Chinese in Vancouver, 1945-80

The Chinese in Vancouver, 1945-80

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Vancouver has one of the largest populations of Chinese in North America. In The Chinese in Vancouver, Wing Chung Ng captures the fascinating story of the citya€™s Chinese residents in their search for identity between 1945 and 1980. Ng also discusses the experiences of ethnic Chinese in various Southeast Asian countries and the United States, forcing a rethinking of qChinesenessq in the diaspora. Ng juxtaposes the cultural positions of different generations of Chinese immigrants and their Canadian-born descendants and unveils the ongoing struggle over the definition of being Chinese. Though not denying the reality of racism, Nga€™s account gives the Chinese people their own voice and shows that the Chinese in Vancouver had much to say and often disagreed among themselves about the meaning of being Chinese.Anthony Sweeting (Hong Kong: Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, 1990), 81-107; and a#39;From ... 41 Encouragement of voter registration and the use of the ballots by the CBA appeared in the Chinese Times, 19 April 1948, 18 August, ... A leaflet distributed by the CBA to endorse candidates in the general election of 1953 is available in Foon Sien Wong Papers, Special Collections, UBC, box 3.

Title:The Chinese in Vancouver, 1945-80
Author:Wing Chung Ng
Publisher:UBC Press - 2000-10-01


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