1907: Anti-Asian Riots in Vancouver Background on Asians in Canada Chinese workers had made their way to Canada for some decades before the 1870s, but it was the promise of work on the transcontinental railway that brought Chinese to Canada in large numbers. Railway owners argued that . The Lessons of the Anti-Asiatic Riot In 1907, an anti-immigration rally explodes into violence and vandalism in Vancouver's Chinatown and Japantown. Written by Michael Barnholden.
Anti-Asian Riot in Vancouver, 1907 On September 8, 1907, upset that 11,000 Asians had immigrated to Canada that year, and hearing rumours that more were arriving, thousands of British Columbians marched through the streets of Vancouver to protest the settlement of Chinese people Protesters carried signs “Keep Canada. In 1907, an anti-immigration rally exploded into violence and vandalism in both Chinatown and Japantown in Vancouver. What began as riots in Bellingham as a movement to drive Punjabi Sikhs out of the lumber industry had eventually spread to white supremacist marches to Vancouver city with demands for a “White Canada.”.
Apr 02, 2012 · The relation between “citizens” and “foreigners” underlying the identity of Vancouver has been at times explosive – as when anti-Asian riots attacked Chinatown and Japantown in 1907. Flashpoints occurred again in the 1880s, the 1900s, the 1930s, the 1970s and 1990s, always with the same result: to draw up new lines of exclusion and discrimination while deepening the political . #1 Aftermath of the anti-Asian riots Photograph taken on September 8, 1907 of Shanghai Alley in Vancouver’s Chinatown following the anti-Asian riots. “Shanghai Alley in Chinatown after riots,” The University of British Columbia: Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. The Chung collec-tion, CC-PH-00217, 1907 o iots.
Jul 03, 2015 · A tough sell. In any future war, the Japanese would deal with Germany in the Pacific while Britain focused on the Atlantic. Canada was of course obliged to respect that treaty and treat Japan as a Canadian ally too. On the ground in 1907 Vancouver, that was a tough sell. The whole West Coast was a hotbed of anti-Asian feeling.