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A White Man's Province

British Columbia Politicians and Chinese and Japanese Immigrants 1858-1914

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A revealing historical account of the complex racism in early British Columbia and the lives and contributions made to the province by its Chinese and Japanese residents.

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The Chinese in Vancouver, 1945-80

The Pursuit of Identity and Power

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Wing Chung Ng captures the fascinating story of the city's Chinese in their search for identity.

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The Oriental Question

Consolidating a White Man's Province, 1914-41

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Patricia E. Roy continues her study into why British Columbians were historically so opposed to Asian immigration.

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Race and the City

Chinese Canadian and Chinese American Political Mobilization

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Presents an elegant analysis of the mechanisms of political mobilization under systemic racism that draws on case studies, interviews, and a detailed understanding of the racialized legal and sociocultural histories of the United States and Canada.

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Voices Rising

Asian Canadian Cultural Activism

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Examines Asian Canadian political and cultural activism around community building, identity making, racial equity, and social justice.

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The Triumph of Citizenship

The Japanese and Chinese in Canada, 1941-67

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This final volume to Patricia E. Roy's pivotal trilogy exploring racial discrimination against Chinese- and Japanese-Canadians examines the removal of all Japanese-Canadians from the BC coast during WWII, while Chinese-Canadians gained the right to vote in 1947.

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Voices Raised in Protest

Defending North American Citizens of Japanese Ancestry, 1942-49

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Terrain of Memory

A Japanese Canadian Memorial Project

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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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Contesting White Supremacy

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

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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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The Way of the Bachelor

Early Chinese Settlement in Manitoba

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This book documents the religious beliefs and cultural practices that helped sustain and lend meaning to Chinese bachelors in smaller towns and cities of Manitoba.

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Orienting Canada

Race, Empire, and the Transpacific

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A hard-hitting reconsideration of Canadian foreign policy, Orienting Canada meticulously documents the dynamics of race and empire in the Transpacific from the 1907 race riots to Canada’s early involvement in Vietnam.

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Jewels of the Qila

The Remarkable Story of an Indo-Canadian Family

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This story about a remarkable Sikh family living in British Columbia tells a larger tale about an immigrant community’s triumphs and tribulations and the strong connections that Indo-Canadians continue to forge with their homeland.

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Pinay on the Prairies

Filipino Women and Transnational Identities

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An investigation into the experiences of Filipino women in Canada’s Prairie provinces, which reveals much about their understanding of transnational identities, feminism, migration, diaspora, and the rubric of multiculturalism.

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The Voyage of the Komagata Maru

The Sikh Challenge to Canada's Colour Bar, Expanded and Fully Revised Edition

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A sweeping revision and reconsideration of the Komagata Maru incident as a defining moment in Canadian, British Empire, and Indian history.

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Cultivating Connections

The Making of Chinese Prairie Canada

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The voices of Chinese immigrants who settled in the pre-1950s Canadian prairies come alive in this extraordinary record of migration, settlement, and community life.

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Diasporic Chineseness after the Rise of China

Communities and Cultural Production

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Leading international scholars examine the production of culture during China’s rise to global superpower in the last quarter of a century.

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The Business of Culture

Cultural Entrepreneurs in China and Southeast Asia, 1900-65

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The first critical analysis of Chinese “cultural entrepreneurs,” businesspeople whose entrepreneurial endeavours in China and Southeast Asia the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries transformed the cultural sphere.

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Remembering the Samsui Women

Migration and Social Memory in Singapore and China

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A study of the Samsui women who migrated from China to Singapore, where they have been commemorated as nation-builders.

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From Slave Girls to Salvation

Gender, Race, and Victoria’s Chinese Rescue Home, 1886-1923

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A fascinating and critical study of the Chinese Rescue Home, an iconic institution in Victoria, BC, where members of the Women’s Missionary Society taught domestic skills to Chinese and Japanese women believed to be prostitutes, slave girls, or to be at risk of falling into these roles.

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