Diaspora Studies

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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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