Charting Imperial Itineraries 1914-2014 Unmooring the Komagata Maru

Thu, 05/15/2014 (All day) - Fri, 05/16/2014 (All day)

May 2014 marks one hundred years since the Komagata Maru’s arrival in Vancouver, a Japanese steam ship furnished with a crew from Japan, chartered by Gurdit Singh, and carrying 376 migrants of Sikh, Muslim, and Hindu descent.
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Satwinder Kaur Bains
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Inaugural Meetings of the Asian Canadian Studies Network

Sat, 06/01/2013 (All day) - Sun, 06/02/2013 (All day)
The Inaugural Meetings of the Asian Canadian Studies Network

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Andrew Wong

Reading from "A Cowherd in Paradise: From China to Canada" by May Q Wong

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 18:30 - 20:00

May Q. Wong will speak about her new book, A Cowherd in Paradise: From China to Canada: 

April 25, 6:30- 8 pm at Nellie McClung Library, 3950 Cedar Hill Road, Victoria

May 16, 7-8:30 pm at Esquimalt Library, 1231 Esquimalt Rd, Esquimalt

Please pre-register to insure a minimum attendance:

Please see her website for further details:

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May Wong
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Victoria's Chinatown: Gateway to the Past and Present of Chinese Canadians Launched

The Asian Canadian Working Group at the University of Victoria launched its new website "Victoria's Chinatown: Gateway to the Past and Present of Chinese Canadians at

A partnership project with University of Victoria Libraries, the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association and Victoria's Chinese Public School.

Honorable Senator Lillian Dyck - Crossing Boundaries: Past, Present and Future

Tue, 11/27/2012 - 16:00 - 18:00

The Honorable Dr. Lillian Eva Quan Dyck is a member of the Gordon First Nation in Saskatchewan, the first female First Nations and first Canadian born Chinese Canadian senator. Her keynote presentation provides an opportunity to explore more the histories of immigration and settlement in Canada, with a focus on interactions between Natives and Chinese individuals, the responses of the host society, of native and non-natives, and how these attitudes both endured and changed overtime.
Free and open to the public Seating is limited

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Joy Kogawa - My Road to Nagasaki Goes Through Nanking — Thoughts from a Work in Progress

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 19:00 - 22:00

Legacy Art Gallery, 630 Yates Street, Victoria BC

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The City Talks

Dr. Jo-Anne Lee - Resistance, Survival, Persistence: Canadian Nation building, Anti-Asian Racism and Cooperatives

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 16:00 - 17:00

With Dr. Jo-Anne Lee
Part of the CCCBE Speaker Series
University of Victoria, Bob Wright Centre, Room A104
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John Price
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Job: Curator of History -- Immigration and British Columbia

The Royal British Columbia Museum is seeking a candidate at the doctoral level for a new permanent position on immigration and British Columbia.  While the position is in History please note our willingness to consider applications from other disciplines of Cultural Studies.   This is an interesting career opportunity, and supportive environment.  Preference given to landed immigrants and Canadian citizens.  Please circulate.  This closes May 2 2011, see link below:

Lily Chow speaks on ‘The Relationship between First Nations People and the Chinese Immigrants/Canadians’

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 16:00 - 17:30

Clearihue Building, Room B-215

University of Victoria

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John Price
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Red Letters

Repeats every day until Sun Jan 16 2011 .
Wed, 01/12/2011 - 20:00
Thu, 01/13/2011 - 20:00
Fri, 01/14/2011 - 20:00
Sat, 01/15/2011 - 20:00
Sun, 01/16/2011 - 20:00


RED LETTERS is the moving story of Shen, an immigrant from China, who leaves his wife Mei to come to Canada seeking his fortune. Once established, he hopes to bring her over to join him. With the enactment of the $500 head tax and the Exclusion Act in 1923, the promise of Gold Mountain is betrayed. Harsh realities of life in Vancouver force Shen to take drastic action if he is ever to see his dreams fulfilled.  Performed in English with Mandarin subtitles.

Location: Metro Studio, Victoria


Contact Name: 
Brian Smallshaw

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