Inside Chinatown: Ancient Culture in a New World

August 18, 2009|
Inside Chinatown: Ancient Culture in a New World by Robert Amos
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Victoria's Chinatown is Canada's oldest Chinese neighbourhood and has a lineage unbroken since 1858. With large-format colour photos and photocollages, Robert Amos and Kileasa Wong take you behind the doors of the 29 private clubs that make up the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, where you'll see the gilded altars, antique art and ornate furniture that grace the meeting halls. Through stunning pictures and text in both Chinese and English, you will meet the club members and take an inside look at the culture of this complex community. Inside Chinatown is sure to become a landmark publication chronicling the vibrant heritage of Chinese Canadians.

Inside Chinatown was voted Monday Magazine's Non-Fiction Book of the Year, and authors Robert Amos and Kileasa Wong were presented with a 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award from BC Heritage for their work on Inside Chinatown.

Robert Amos, a writer and artist, was the art writer for the Victoria Times Colonist since 1986 and has published eight books on art including E. J. Hughes Paints Vancouver Island. Robert has painted thousands of pictures of the urban landscape and specializes in commissioned paintings of homes and gardens. Robert has been the artist i...
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Title:Inside Chinatown: Ancient Culture in a New World
Format:Paper over Board
Product dimensions:160 pages, 9.38 X 10.12 X 0.69 in
Shipping dimensions:160 pages, 9.38 X 10.12 X 0.69 in
Published:August 18, 2009
Publisher:TouchWood Editions
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781894898911

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