File WC2B.002 - "The Forbidden City within Victoria" : [booklet]

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"The Forbidden City within Victoria" : [booklet]

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HC01 WC-WC2-WC2B-WC2B.002

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  • 1991 (Creation)

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1 book : 20 x 25 x 2.5 cm
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File consists of a copy of a book by David Chuenyan Lai. The book focuses on Victoria's Chinatown and discusses its growth,the ownership of properties, tunnel systems within the community, the symbolism of objects and architecture, heritage buildings, myths, hospitals, the public school and cemetery. The file also includes a newsclipping about an archeological project in Vancouver's Chinatown, the first of its kind in urban Vancouver. Article includes a racist comment from an observer of the archaeological dig and a researcher emphasizes that this is the reason the project is being undertaken, to find the true history of Chinatown, and to refute racist historical perspectives.

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