By Frances Hern
During the second one 1/2 the nineteenth century, hundreds of thousands of chinese language males arrived at the west coast of North the USA, trying to break out poverty and make their fortunes within the goldfields or engaged on the railroads. between them was once 36-year-old Yip Sang, a local of Guangdong province in southeast China, who arrived in Vancouver in 1881 after failing to strike it wealthy in California. His success used to be approximately to alter. via perseverance, exertions and one eye on chance, the enterprising Yip Sang gathered substantial wealth to cross directly to his better halves and 23 teenagers while he died in 1927. because the unofficial mayor of Chinatown, Yip Sang used to be instrumental in supporting new chinese language immigrants as they fought to beat social, fiscal and political boundaries. This interesting heritage info the struggles and successes of Yip Sang and the 1st chinese language Canadians as they outfitted new lives and left an enduring legacy for his or her households and community.
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