The forbidden city within Victoria

By: Lai, Chuen-yan David

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092050163X 191 pages including index, bibliography and reference notes. Abundantly illustrated in black and white. Author contends that in order to understand Chinatown today we must know about its past and the impact of Chinese traditional culture upon it. Explores the myths associated with Chinatown and explains their intent and purpose. In so doing he answers many questions that have long puzzled outsiders: How was Fan Tan Alley created? Are there still underground passages in Chinatown? Who is the God of Tam Kung? What are the tongs? Do the gambling dens still exist? What do the terra cotta animals on the Chinatown Gate represent? Illustrated with over 100 photographs, illustrations and maps. Author is a professor of geography at the University of Victoria and has been the Chairman of the Chinatown Redevelopment Committee since 1979. He was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 1983 in recognition of his distinguished service in the Chinese community. Clean and unmarked with light wear. A quality copy.

Title: The forbidden city within Victoria

Author Name: Lai, Chuen-yan David

Categories: British Columbia, Architecture, Canadian History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Victoria BC, Orca Book Publishers: 1991

ISBN Number: 092050163X

ISBN Number 13: 9780920501634

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 647A4591

Keywords: Lai, David Chuenyan The Forbidden City Within Victoria - Myth, Symbol and Streetscape of Canada's Earliest Chinatown Victoria B.c. History Chinese British Columbia Canadians,