“Chinese Victoria: A Long and Difficult Journey” Book Launch

Join us on July 25 at 5:30 pm at Fan Tan Alley, Victoria for the book launch of Chinese Victoria: A Long and Difficult Journey by historian John Adams! Over two decades in the making, this image-rich book skillfully explores the lives of Chinese Canadians who shaped the oldest Chinatown in Canada and informs the significance of the Chinese Canadian community in Victoria amongst broader provincial, national, and transnational issues.   

Doors open at 5:00 pm. Event begins at 5:30 pm. Limited spots available. Register today 

John Adams serves on Chinese Canadian Museum’s Board of Directors and curated “First Steps: Chinese Canadian Journeys in Victoria“, showing at CCM’s temporary exhibition space at historic Fan Tan Alley in Victoria Chinatown.  

More on John Adams

John Adams was born in Ontario and moved to Victoria with his parents in 1960. He graduated from Victoria High School and attended the University of Victoria before going UBC to complete a BA in History (1972). He received a Masters degree in Museology from the University of Toronto. His working career was in the museum and historic sites field as well as teaching museum studies for twenty-eight years between SFU and the University of Victoria. Since 2000, he has operated his own history company called “Discover the Past” in Victoria, specializing in historical research, writing and conducting walking tours.

Adams is a former president of the BC Museums Association, the Victoria Historical Society, the Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria, and currently is a director of the Chinese Canadian Museum Society of British Columbia and the Victoria Chinatown Museum Society. Chinese Victoria is his seventh book. John and his wife Donna live in a heritage house in Victoria’s James Bay neighbourhood. (Chinese Victoria)

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