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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Anderson, Kay, 1958-
Vancouver's Chinatown: racial discourse in Canada,
Published By: Original publisher
Montreal, Québec: McGill-Queen's Press. 1991. x, 323 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Kay J. Anderson
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1995. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Chinese Canadians (NC04)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
External migration (167);
History and culture change (170);
Mercantile business (441);
Ethnic stratification (563);
Illegal entertainment (548);
Taxation and public income (651);
Government regulation (656);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is a systematic analysis of the relationships between
Vancouver's Chinese and European communities from the late 1880s to about 1980. The data
focus on immigration policies of the Canadian government and the numerous forms of
discrimination to which the Chinese immigrants were subjected from their earliest
settlements in Vancouver to ca. 1980. Chapter 1 presents a general exposition of the idea
of 'race', while Chapters 2-7, arranged in chronological order from 1875 to 1980, deal with
the development of the racial category 'Chinese', by the Canadian government, the concept
of Chinatown as viewed through the European imagination, the exploitation of the race idea
in British Columbia and its implications for government practices, urban renewal and
revitalization of the Chinatown area, and the development of radically new forms of
neighborhood targeting that took place in the 1970s.
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Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle, 1994
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Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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