If you're lucky enough to live in Vancouver or a place with a similar climate, you're starting to see the cherry blossoms bloom. Vancouverites look forward to this time of year as our city is home to many cherry trees. According to the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, the trend for planting cherry trees started in Vancouver in the early 1930's when the mayors of Kobe and Yokohama donated 500 cherry trees to be planted in Vancouver, to honour Japanese Canadians who fought in WWI.
Posted on April 5th, 2013 by sromkey
Have you come to visit us at the Chung Collection lately? If you have, you will have noticed one of our new additions- a model locomotive, built by a former CPR Engineer as a retirement hobby project and given to Dr. Chung several years ago:
Posted on March 18th, 2013 by sromkey
Gung hay fat choy! Chinese New Year is on February 10, which will mark the beginning of the Year of the Snake. To celebrate, we thought we'd use our monthly featured photograph blog post to find some snakes in the Chung Collection.
Posted on January 28th, 2013 by sromkey
We're pleased to let you know that we have added 159 government publications such as sessional papers, reports, addresses and printed correspondence related to the development of railways in Canada and the United States. This is a great source of information for anyone interested in the political aspects of railway building, and the importance of the development of trans-continental railways to Canada and the U.S.
Posted on January 14th, 2013 by sromkey
In last December's featured photo, we showed an elaborate Christmas dinner being served on the Empress of Australia. This December, we found another culinary feat on the high seas:
Posted on December 20th, 2012 by sromkey
It's that time of year in Vancouver when we're all longing for the rain and mist to lift so we can see the beautiful, snowy North Shore mountains. While we wait, you can gaze upon this photograph instead:
Posted on November 23rd, 2012 by sromkey
Congratulations to Bowen Zhang who recently won the Jack Webster award for Best Reporting- Chinese Language for his piece "Heroes of Chinatown," which aired on OMNI news! "Heroes of Chinatown" is about the soccer teams of the 1930's and 40's in Vancouver's Chinatown. Bowen came to the Chung Collection and did some of the filming in the Chung Collection exhibition, and featured a number of Chung Collection photographs in the documentary piece.
Posted on November 13th, 2012 by sromkey
Posted on October 11th, 2012 by sromkey
On October 19th at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel is a free public event entitled "Brokering Belonging or Contesting White Supremacy: Controversies in Chinese and Asian Canadian Educational Histories and their Implications." A four person panel will lead the discussion, comprised of John Price (University of Victoria), Lisa Mar (University of Maryland), Timothy Stanley (University of Ottawa) and Henry Yu (University of British Columbia).
Posted on September 27th, 2012 by sromkey
In homage to the return of UBC's this September students, this month's featured photograph is of a student fundraising group in 1931. The group of Chinese Canadian students were raising funds through a concert for a new stadium at UBC:
Posted on September 25th, 2012 by sromkey