Victoria's Chinatown is the oldest, permanent, urban Chinese community in Canada—dating back to the 1858 Gold Rush on the Fraser River. By the end of the 19th century, Chinatown occupied almost eight city blocks and the Chinese were not confined to that quarter. Discrimination was very real, with negative stereotypes of gambling, opium and slave girls pervading the columns of local newspapers. In this course, you'll discover the true story behind these reports and learn about the history of Victoria’s Chinese community.
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Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).