There are few better primers about Chinese Canadians in British Columbia than Frances Hern's Yip Sang and the First Chinese Canadians (Heritage 2011 $9.95), a slim but extensive volume that uses the spine of Yip Sang's biography to flesh out the social circumstances of racism and perseverance. Yip Sang was a Chinese-born merchant who became a prominent figure in early Chinese Canadian history. [See review below]

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Yip Sang and the First Chinese Canadians


BOOKS:

Yip Sang and the First Chinese Canadians (Heritage House 2011) 978-1-92693-690-1 $9.95

[BCBW 2011] "Chinese"