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Chinese Canadian Experiences in the 19th Century: Early Transpacific Material Culture in British Col


Sunday, November 26, at Island Wok Restaurant. For our semi-annual meeting, please arrive by 5:15 pm. Dinner: check-in at 5:45 pm; buffet dinner will start at 6 pm.

Dr. Tzu-I Chung, Curator of History at the Royal British Columbia Museum, has extensive knowledge of the early Chinese coming to our land over the past two centuries. She will present an overview of some of the intriguing transpacific historical connections and development in the nineteenth century through the lenses of material culture.

First-person accounts of lives in the early historical periods are hard to find, especially among non-mainstream cultural groups. Through the study of material culture and archival images, museums are able to explore and preserve Chinese Canadian history, and celebrate the contribution that Chinese Canadians have made to the building and shaping of today's multicultural BC.


Visitors, members and new members are always welcome at our dinners.

Cost for the dinner: $22 (members), $25 (non-members)

Cash or cheque only, please.

RSVP: By Fri., Nov. 24 at latest (if possible), by contacting Carol at (250) 882-5820 or

Membership in the VCCFA:

For those interested in membership in the VCCFA (Victoria Canada-China Friendship Association), the fee for an individual is $15/year, or for a family $20/year. Membership can be purchased at the dinner.

Typically, we meet on the last Sunday evening of the month from January-June, then from September-November, at a local restaurant. Our members range from about 12 years of age to 90.

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