Cultivating Connections

Cultivating Connections

The Making of Chinese Prairie Canada

Book - 2014
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In the late 1870s, thousands of Chinese men left coastal British Columbia and the western United States and headed east. For them, the Prairies were a land of opportunity; there, they could open shops and potentially earn enough money to become merchants. The result of almost a decade's research and more than three hundred interviews, Cultivating Connections tells the stories of some of Prairie Canada's Chinese settlers - men and women from various generations who navigated cultural difference. These stories reveal the critical importance of networks in coping with experiences of racism and establishing a successful life on the Prairies.
Publisher: Vancouver :, UBC Press,, 2014
ISBN: 9780774828000
Branch Call Number: ANF 971.200495 MAR
Characteristics: xvii, 268 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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