Sojourners in the North

By Lily Chow

Categories: BC History, BIPOC
Imprint: Caitlin Press
Paperback : 9780920576625, January 1996


Early Chinese settlers in BC lived a shadowy life. Sometimes feared, always misunderstood, these people farmed, mined, and lived in central BC with hopes of returning home to their villages with riches. However, they faced crime, beatings and death in a foreign land. Chow brings us forward from those early days of Chinese settlements to present day when Chinese citizens are celebrated for their role in BC’s history.