Author:Lai, Chuen-yan David

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Arches in British Columbia

By: Lai, Chuen-yan David

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Canada, Sono Nis Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41302303

ISBN: 0919203167

Condition: Good


0919203167 122 pages including notes, index and black and white photographic plates. Author has researched records and photos of over 120 celebrative Chinese arches built in British Columbia between 1869 and 1946. Moderate wear. Unmarked. Nice copy. View more info

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The forbidden city within Victoria

By: Lai, Chuen-yan David

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Victoria BC, Orca Book Publishers: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 647A4591

ISBN: 092050163X

Condition: Good


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 t... View more info