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 United States, looking to break out poverty and make their fortunes within the goldfields or engaged on the railroads. between them used to be 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 was once approximately to alter. via perseverance, labor and a mind for chance, the enterprising Yip Sang gathered massive wealth to move 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 aiding new chinese language immigrants as they fought to beat social, financial and political obstacles. 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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