Great Fortune Dream: The Struggles and Triumphs of Chinese Settlers in Canada, 1858-1966

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6.1 X 9.05 X 0.67 inches | 1.03 pounds

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About the Author
Dr. David Chuenyan Lai taught in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria for thirty-five years and retired in 2003 as a professor emeritus. His major research interests are the urban development of Chinatowns and the history of Chinese migration to Canada. More than half of his three hundred publications are related to these two areas. He has surveyed over forty Chinatowns across North America and has been an honorary consultant to the Chinatown gateway projects of Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa and Portland. He has received forty-one awards in recognition of his scholarship and community services and is a member of the Order of Canada. Ding Guo has been a journalist since 1990, contributing to publications such as WORLD ECONOMIC REVIEW magazine, CHINA TIMES WEEKLY, WORLD JOURNAL, ASIAN WEEKLY and MING PAO MONTHLY. He also worked as a commentator for political programs on Shanghai Eastern Radio, Talentvision TV and CBC Radio and has been a producer and commentator on OMNI BC since 2003. He has received several awards, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Jack Webster Award for journalism.
"This monograph offers a glimpse of the complex dynamics within Chinatown communities through detailed analysis of the various political and community organizations, and family associations, societies, and affiliations. The use of interviews and private collections in Great Fortune Dream enriches our understanding of daily life, business practices, and social relations in this time period ... Great Fortune Dream offers an updated and highly readable grand narrative of the history of the Chinese in Canada, with a particularly thorough examination of Canadian immigration policy." -- Dr. LiLynn Wan, BC Studies
"...with its broad temporal sweep and interesting new details, Great Fortune Dream is a welcome addition to the growing literature on Chinese Canadian history" -- Dr. Tzu-I Chung, The Ormsby Review