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Rediscovering Vancouver's Chinatown

posted Apr 11, 2011, 1:41 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Apr 11, 2011, 1:42 PM ]
UBC students use modern technology to help further understanding of history
 
By Joanne Lee-young, Special To The Sun April 11, 2011

Technically, it all starts in the late 1880s when the very first Chinese arrived in B.C. to seek gold and work on the Canadian Pacific Railway. The mostly male labourers, who left their families behind in China, later constructed the beginnings of Chinatown. They settled despite racist federal government policies, which included a head tax followed by an outright ban on Chinese immigration from 1923 to 1947.


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