International Conference of Institutes and Libraries for Chinese Overseas Studies (WCILCOS) (5th : 2012)

Chung Nye of New Westminster, B.C : a Canadian story from the perspective of Chinese pioneers living in B.C. during the 1880s to 1920s Chiang, Rudy M.T.; 蔣, 汶德


Chung Nye left his home village at age 16 for the Gold Mountains. Canadian Immigration record indicates that he first landed in Victoria B.C. in April 1882. His career as a Chinese Contractor in the salmon canning industry and as a proprietor of Sun Kum Wo in New Westminster personifies the contributions made by Chinese pioneers of his time. A chapter on the Chinese pioneers, and their many contributions to the economy of British Columbia, remains missing from the history books of Canada.

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