Vancouver exhibit showcases Chinese immigration in B.C.
August 21, 2020
By Toronto Sun |
A new temporary exhibit in Vancouver showcases Chinese immigration to British Columbia.
A Seat at the Table: Chinese Immigration and British Columbia is presented by the Chinese Canadian Museum in the city’s Chinatown.
“People told us they wanted the Chinese Canadian Museum to showcase Chinese Canadian history, past and present, in the places where it happened,” B.C. Tourism Minister Lisa Beare said.
“This exhibit embodies that vision by telling the stories of the people who helped build British Columbia and offers a way for British Columbians to add their stories.”
The exhibit weaves individual narratives with interactive story panels, videos and audio clips to showcase the history of Chinese immigration to B.C. The display examines the challenges faced by early immigrants, including barriers to work and income, systemic racism and other trials during the early days of the Chinese Canadian community’s establishment.
“The exhibit offers a taste of how the Chinese Canadian Museum will share the historical contributions of Chinese Canadians and their continued role in the fabric of British Columbia and Canada,” said museum chairperson Grace Wong.