A Seat at the Table: Chinese Immigration and British Columbia

Free Admission

Thursday - Sunday, 10AM to 5PM

Hon Hsing Building
27 East Pender Street
Vancouver BC, V6A 1S9

Welcome to A Seat at the Table: Chinese Immigration and British Columbia, the inaugural project of the Chinese Canadian Museum. This temporary exhibition explores historical and contemporary stories of Chinese Canadians in BC and their struggles for belonging. It looks to food and restaurant culture as an entry point and features stories that reveal the great diversity of immigrant experience and of the communities that immigrants develop.

Located at the Hon Hsing building in Vancouver Chinatown, the building itself is a historic icon built in 1910.

A Seat at the Table: Chinese Immigration and British Columbia is produced in collaboration with the Museum of Vancouver and the University of British Columbia, supported by the Province of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver.

The exhibition features interactive story panels, videos, and audio to provide snapshots from the lives of Chinese Canadians. The innovative and unique quality of this living exhibit is that it continues to grow with every visitor.  You will also have opportunities to record and add your personal stories to the collection.

Take a mini virtual tour and get a peek at “A Seat at the Table” with Co-Curator Denise Fong & Content Developer Catherine Clement. (Closed captions available)

Catalogue On Sale Now

Feast on a smorgasbord of Chinese Canadian stories, photographs, artwork, and curatorial essays in this beautifully designed catalogue for “A Seat at the Table”. Savour the richness of Chinese Canadian cultural heritage and harvest the oral histories and short films no matter where you are.

English/Traditional Chinese and English/Simplified Chinese editions are available at $45 each. Buy your copy at our exhibition site in Chinatown before they are gone.

For organizations located in BC interested in a bulk order, please contact us at [email protected] to place an order and inquire about delivery (shipping fees may apply).