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Yi Fao: Speaking Through Memory - A History of New Westminister's Chinese Community 1858-1980 (Paperback) Loot Price: R358
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Yi Fao: Speaking Through Memory - A History of New Westminister's Chinese Community 1858-1980 (Paperback): Patricia Owen,...

Yi Fao: Speaking Through Memory - A History of New Westminister's Chinese Community 1858-1980 (Paperback)

Patricia Owen, Jim Wolf

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This is the fascinating and complex story of the Chinese-Canadian community in New Westminster, British Columbia, told in text and photographs that relate a range of individual experiences and stories. Yi Fao is the city's Chinese name; it means 'second port, ' a reference to New West's place as the second port of entry to British Columbia after Victoria. The book documents the history of Yi Fao and preserves and celebrates the voices and personalities of the Chinese immigrants who contributed so much to the city's development, focusing on four key families of settlers: Law, Lee, Quan and Shiu. In each family's story, children, siblings, grandchildren, grandparents and in-laws recount their memories of life in New Westminster. While the historical narrative helps place the stories in a broader context, the personal reminiscences offer a history not just of facts and dates, but of personal experiences and emotions. This intimate glimpse into daily life and the city's old Chinatown is compelling and poignant, revealing a story of struggle, adventure and achievement.

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Imprint: Heritage House Publishing Co Ltd
Country of origin: Canada
Release date: August 2008
First published: November 2008
Authors: Patricia Owen • Jim Wolf
Dimensions: 254 x 209 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
ISBN-13: 978-1-894974-40-0
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Local history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Local history
LSN: 1-894974-40-9
Barcode: 9781894974400

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