By Bernard P Wong, Tan Chee-Beng
The authors of Chinatowns all over the world: Gilded Ghetto, Ethnopolis, and Cultural Diaspora search to reveal the social fact of Chinatowns with empirical information whereas studying the altering nature and services of Chinatowns in numerous nations around the globe.
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By 1939, out of a total of 156 greengrocer licenses and 40 laundry licenses issued in Vancouver, 133 and 26 were respectively held by Chinese, (Anderson 1991: 147). During the exclusion era, the Chinatown enclave provided employment to many Chinese, and the survival of Chinatown was sustained by Chinese businesses and association activities (Anderson 1991: 147-48). S. throughout the late 19th and early 20th century. The exclusion of Chinese from entry, the institutional discriminatory practices against them, the social hostility toward the Oriental race, and the adverse effects on the Chinese family structure and community have been well documented (Kwong and Miscevic 2005; Li 1998; Lyman 1974; Sung 1976; Wong 1979; 1982).
1964. ” American Journal of Sociology 70(2): 193-205. Canada, Royal Commission. 1907. C. on the Occasion of the Riots in that City in September, 1907. Census of Canada. 1981. Census Tracts: Vancouver. Catalogue 95-937, Volume 3, Profile series A. City of Richmond. 2008. ca. Kwong, Peter. 1979. Chinatown, New York: Labor and Politics, 1930-1950. New York: Monthly Review Press. ——. 1992. ” In The Population of Modern China. Dudley L. Poston Jr. and David Yaukey, eds. New York: Plenum Press, pp. 149-59.
United in the face of discrimination the Chinese associations provided service and assistance to the Chinese in need and lobbied against racially based unfair treatments. During the exclusion era from 1923 to 1947 when no Chinese were allowed to enter Canada, the Chinese population in Vancouver declined and the image of Chinatown continued to suffer. During the depression in the 1930s, conscious efforts were made by the Chinese to change the image of Vancouver’s Chinatown in accordance with the expectations and ideology of the white population, presenting Chinatown essentially as a culturally exotic neighborhood offering Oriental artifacts, cuisine and festivity to the public.