The Chinese in Toronto from 1878: From Outside to Inside the Circle

The Chinese in Toronto from 1878: From Outside to Inside the Circle

by Arlene Chan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554889792
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 12/13/2011
Pages: 241
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Arlene Chan is a third-generation Chinese Canadian who was born in Toronto and spent her early years in "Old Chinatown," at Elizabeth and Dundas Streets, where she helped at her parents’ restaurant. Her mother, Jean Lumb, was the first Chinese-Canadian woman to receive the Order of Canada. Arlene and her husband live in Toronto.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9
Introduction 11
One The Gold Rush and the Canadian Pacific Railway, 1858–1885 15
Two The Birth of Toronto’s Chinatown, 1885–1922 23
Three Early Organizations and the Great War, 1885–1922 51
Four The Bachelor Society and the War Years, 1923–1947 67
Five Saving Chinatown, 1947–1966 97
Six The Changing Face of Chinatown from 1967 125
Seven Ethnoburbs in the 1980s 153
Eight Diversity in the 1990s and 2000s 167
Nine Inside the Circle 197
Appendix I
Chinese Canadians (Greater Toronto Area) Appointed to the Order of Canada, 1976–2010 207
Appendix II
Chinese Canadians (Greater Toronto Area) Appointed to the Order of Ontario, 1991–2010 209
Notes 211
Selected Bibliography 229
Index 235
About the Author 243

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