The Faces of Irregular Migrants [from Asia] Photograph Collection
25 Nov 2008
The Asian Library, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
"On May 15, 2000, the Asian Library at the University of British Columbia, in collaboration with the Institute of Asian Research [http://www.iar.ubc.ca/ - ed.], hosted this photograph exhibition to celebrate Asian Heritage Month. This collection, composed of 96 photographs, included images from three immigration periods; Chinese refugees from Mainland China to Hong Kong, Chinese Refugees from Vietnam to Hong Kong, and the "boat people" who arrived in British Columbia from China in 1999. A collection of photographs about these migrants began to take shape in the Asian Library in 1999, with two generous donations. This collection has been developed to support research on Chinese migration, as well as to document the recent arrival of these migrants to British Columbia's shores. [...] Updates on the status of the migrants arriving British Columbia on the four boats in 1999-2000 and the 36 new arrivals in containers in April 2001 are included below. We have also appended the fact sheets provided by the Alberni Reef Association which brought the four boats from the B.C. Provincial Government in 2000 and sunk two of them at China Creek on June 10, 2001."
* Introduction; * Thumbnails (Mainland China - Hong Kong, Vietnam - Hong Kong, Mainland China - Canada); * Slide Show (Mainland China - Hong Kong, Vietnam - Hong Kong, Mainland China - Canada); * Search the Collection; * Keywords used [an extensive list of descriptors, query terms and their synonyms - ed.]; * Interviews of Refugees to Canada.
[Each of the photographs (e.g. Photo C-07) from this online archive which was created by Corey Schultz is systematically annotated: # Caption: Illegal immigrants crossed to the border. Yip Yat-yin, a metal worker in Hong Kong, and his wife wept bitterly after they had been told that the woman, who had crossed the border illegally, had to return to China, although the son was allowed to remain with the father. # Collection: Chinese Immigrants from Mainland China to Hong Kong. # Ownership/Donor: Kiu Chan. # Date: 20 May, 1962. # Physical Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 25.5 x 20.5 cm. # Summary: Man and woman crying while holding a child. # Keywords: Men, Women, Infants, Group portraits, Families, Rural, Yip Yat-yin. # Photo Number: C-07 # Notes: none. - ed.]
Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.library.ubc.ca/asian/FinalAsian/home.html
Link reported by: T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek-at-coombs.anu.edu.au)
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