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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