Jan 14

New- Railway related government publications

We're pleased to let you know that we have added 159 government publications such as sessional papers, reports, addresses and printed correspondence related to the development of railways in Canada and the United States. This is a great source of information for anyone interested in the political aspects of railway building, and the importance of the development of trans-continental railways to Canada and the U.S.

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Dec 20

Featured photo: 97 lb Christmas cake

In last December's featured photo, we showed an elaborate Christmas dinner being served on the Empress of Australia. This December, we found another culinary feat on the high seas:

Chef showing large Christmas cake

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Nov 23

Featured photograph: snowy mountain hike

It's that time of year in Vancouver when we're all longing for the rain and mist to lift so we can see the beautiful, snowy North Shore mountains. While we wait, you can gaze upon this photograph instead:

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Nov 13

Bowen Zhang wins Jack Webster Award

Congratulations to Bowen Zhang who recently won the Jack Webster award for Best Reporting- Chinese Language for his piece "Heroes of Chinatown," which aired on OMNI news! "Heroes of Chinatown" is about the soccer teams of the 1930's and 40's in Vancouver's Chinatown. Bowen came to the Chung Collection and did some of the filming in the Chung Collection exhibition, and featured a number of Chung Collection photographs in the documentary piece.

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Oct 11

Featured photograph: Chinese junk in Inner Harbour

 

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Sep 27

Mark your calendar: Brokering Belonging panel

On October 19th at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel is a free public event entitled "Brokering Belonging or Contesting White Supremacy: Controversies in Chinese and Asian Canadian Educational Histories and their Implications." A four person panel will lead the discussion, comprised of John Price (University of Victoria), Lisa Mar (University of Maryland), Timothy Stanley (University of Ottawa) and Henry Yu (University of British Columbia).

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Sep 25

Featured photograph: Fundraisers for UBC stadium

In homage to the return of UBC's this September students, this month's featured photograph is of a student fundraising group in 1931. The group of Chinese Canadian students were raising funds through a concert for a new stadium at UBC:

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Aug 24

Featured photograph: the fair!

This month for our featured photograph, we longed to show a vintage shot of the fair at the Pacific National Exhibition, a Vancouver summer favorite. Alas, the Chung Collection does not have one. We do however have this great shot of a fair in Red Deer, AB:

Fair grounds at Red Deer

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Jul 13

Excited for: Escape to Gold Mountain

This October, Vancouver's Arsenal Pulp Press is publishing a graphic novel called Escape to Gold Mountain: A Graphic History of the Chinese in North America by David H.T. Wong. From the APP catalogue:

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