Paper $35.95 ISBN: 9780774828017 Published January 2015 For sale in USA only
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Cultivating Connections

The Making of Chinese Prairie Canada

Alison R. Marshall

Cultivating Connections

Alison R. Marshall

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

288 pages
Paper $35.95 ISBN: 9780774828017 Published January 2015 For sale in USA only
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780774828000 Published June 2014 For sale in USA only
In the late 1870s, thousands of Chinese men left coastal British Columbia and the western United States and headed east. For them, the Prairies were a land of opportunity; there, they could open shops and potentially earn enough money to become merchants. The result of almost a decade’s research and more than three hundred interviews, Cultivating Connections tells the stories of some of Prairie Canada’s Chinese settlers – men and women from various generations who navigated cultural difference. These stories reveal the critical importance of networks in coping with experiences of racism and establishing a successful life on the Prairies.
Contents

Introduction

1 Affective Regimes, Nationalism, and the KMT

2 Reverend Ma Seung

3 Bachelor Uncles: Frank Chan and Sam Dong

4 Affect through Sports: Mark Ki and Happy Young

5 Married Nationalists: Charles Yee and Charlie Foo

6 Women beyond the Frame

7 Early Chinese Prairie Wives

8 Quongying’s Coins and Sword

9 Chinese Prairie Daughters

Conclusion

Appendix; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index

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