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Contesting White Supremacy

School Segregation, Anti-Racism, and the Making of Chinese Canadians

UBC Press

By drawing on Chinese sources and perspectives, this book offers an anti-racist history of the 1922-23 Chinese students’ strike in Victoria and Asian exclusion and racism in British Columbia.

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Geography of British Columbia, Third Edition

People and Landscapes in Transition

UBC Press

This fully revised edition of an essential text adopts a mainly thematic approach to explore the development of BC’s physical and human geography.

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Spirits of Our Whaling Ancestors

Revitalizing Makah and Nuu-chah-nulth Traditions

UBC Press

Following the revival of the gray whale hunt by the Makah and Nuu-chah-nulth tribes in the Pacific Northwest, this books looks at the significance of whaling to these societies, exploring environmentalism, animal rights, and what it means to be “Indian.”

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Terrain of Memory

A Japanese Canadian Memorial Project

UBC Press

This book explores how Japanese Canadians living in an isolated mountainous valley in the province of British Columbia worked together to transform the village where they lived for over fifty years from a site of political violence into a space for remembrance.

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Asian Religions in British Columbia

UBC Press

This path-breaking book offers the first comprehensive, comparative examination of Asian religions in British Columbia. Its insightful and accessible community accounts offer intimate portraits of local religious groups, including Hindus and Sikhs from South Asia; Buddhist organizations from Southeast Asia; and Tibetan, Japanese, and Chinese religions from East and Central Asia.

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Speaking for a Long Time

Public Space and Social Memory in Vancouver

UBC Press

This vivid account of the creation of three public monuments in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside offers unique insights into the links between power, public space, and social memory and asks us to reconsider the nature and role of civic art.

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