Saltwater City

Saltwater City

An Illustrated History of the Chinese in Vancouver

Book - 2006
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Written by Paul Yee , a third-generation Chinese-Canadian in search of his own roots as well as those of the community, Saltwater City brings the perceptions of a previously diffident community to its own history. A text resonant with often painful first-person recollections combines with 200 photographs, most reproduced for the first time, to form a chronological portrait of the community from its earliest beginnings to the present. With the assimilation of its people into the mainstream of Canadian life following World War II, Saltwater City , as early Chinese immigrants called the community, was threatened, but changes in attitude, government policy, and the opening of diplomatic relations with China instead caused a renaissance. Now, Vancouver's Chinese community totals over 150,000 people, enjoys considerable political and financial influence and has matured beyond recognition into one of Canada's most successful ethnic enclaves.

Publisher: Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, c2006.
Edition: Rev. ed.
ISBN: 9781553651741
Characteristics: 250 p. :,ill. ;,30 cm.


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Apr 03, 2012

History of the Chinese in Vancouver from the 1850's to the 1990's. Get 2006 edition with 200 superb black & white photographs. The hard times are vivid and accurate.

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