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bottle

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact23997
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.420
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.420
Description
Medicinal wine bottle; transparent green glass, sealed lid wrapped in metallic foil. Around the upper portion of neck an off-white label with light teal Chinese characters. On the main body of the bottle is an orange rectangular label with printed Chinese characters. Bottle has discolouration on the label on the bottom. Far right in photograph.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
05.Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Classification
Chemical T&E
Marks/Labels
Label contains characters that are literally translated to: a brand name; "nourish"; "hygiene"; "medicine"; "wine"; and "tincture" (medical alcohol/wine). When adjusted for English comprehension, product is "Health tincture". The tincture includes a mixture of Chinese medicinal herbs with the addition of caterpillar fungus and turtle shell to replenish energy. It has the function of replenishing qi and invigorating qi, replenishing blood, nourshing the kidney,increasing male libido, treating the lack of appetite, refreshing the mind, getting rid of wind in the body, and improving circulation. The sale of all secret formulae non-pharmaceutical medicinal preparations in Canada is regulated by The proprietary or patent Medicine Act. This law legalizes the sale of such remedies only upon condition that the quantities of the potent drugs used in their manufacture are within the limitations set by an Advisory Board, and that these quantities are printed on the labels and wrappers used in connection with the medicine and, further, that no false, misleading or exaggerated claims or representations of a cure for any disease are made on the labels and wrappers, or in any other manner respecting this article.
Measurements
32 cm height x 9cm width
Maker
ZiBao Tang
Country Made
China
Province Made
Guangdong
Site/City Made
Guangzhou Xiguan
Title
Science & Technology Tools & Equipment
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Subjects
Science and Technology Tools and Equipment
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
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Acceptance of invitation to Chinese Export Commodities Fair

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumtextualrecord14800
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1979
Collection/Fonds
Julie Lee and Cecil Lee family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 p.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a one page form titled "Acceptance of Invitation" from Chinese Export Commodities Fair (Spring) 1979 Kwangchow.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Julie Lee and Cecil Lee family fonds
Series
Cecil Lee business records series
Date
1979
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 p.
Material Details
Text in both English and Chinese
Accession Code
BV019.6.20
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Item consists of a one page form titled "Acceptance of Invitation" from Chinese Export Commodities Fair (Spring) 1979 Kwangchow.
Creator
Chinese Export Commodities Fair
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Exhibitions - Fairs
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on content of item
Item is part of a scrapbook album created by Cecil Lee
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Across the Pacific video with Elwin Xie

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumvideo14768
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2019
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 video recording (mp4) (4 min., 11 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Scope and Content
Item consists of a short video clip that was displayed within a photograph frame on the wall within Burnaby Village Museum's "Across the Pacific" exhibit. The video portrait came to life as vistors entered the exhibit space. In this short video, museum interpreter, Elwin Xie greets visitors to the …
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
Museum exhibits series
Subseries
Across the Pacific subseries
Date
2019
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 video recording (mp4) (4 min., 11 sec.) : digital, 23 fps, col., sd., stereo
Material Details
The video appears horizontal since this was the format of the original recording. The video was displayed on an LCD screen which was rotated ninety degrees to appear upright.
Attached image from video clip has been rotated ninety degrees to appear upright
Accession Code
BV020.42.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Moving Images
Scope and Content
Item consists of a short video clip that was displayed within a photograph frame on the wall within Burnaby Village Museum's "Across the Pacific" exhibit. The video portrait came to life as vistors entered the exhibit space. In this short video, museum interpreter, Elwin Xie greets visitors to the exhibit. Elwin Xie personifies a Chinese Canadian immigrant by the name of Der Hoy (birth name Fong Wah On). Der Hoy conveys his story of growing up in a small farming village in Yinping (Enping) in the southern part of Guandong and immigrating to Canada with his Uncle Der to be reunited with his father who had immgrated to Canada years earlier. He explains how he travelled on the Empress of Japan steamship with his Uncle Der and how he learned later in life that his father had purchased immigration documents for him so that he would be identified as his uncle's son.
History/Biography
The wall where the video portrait was displayed within the "Across the Pacific" exhibit, included other photographs and portraits of Chinese Canadian immigrants. Text on the wall next to the video portrait reads: "Home: Canada / Chinese migrants who came to Canada maintained strong social networks based on family and village relationships, and supported each other during periods of need. Many Chinese men arrived alone and lived as bachelors". Der Hoy is a fictional character. The story he tells is based on actual experiences. From 1923 to 1947, the Chinese Immigration Act limited the entry of most Chinese with the exception of merchants, diplomats, students and Canadian-born Chinese. Paper sons or daughters were migrants who entered into Canada by illegally purchasing identity documents that allowed them entry into Canada. After the Act was repealed, limited entry was extended to spouses and children of Canadian citizens and permanent residents. In 1960, the Chinese Adjustment Statement Program offered amnesty to all paper sons and daughters.
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Migration
Names
Xie, Elwin
Burnaby Village Museum
Video

Across the Pacific video with Elwin Xie, 2019

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Aerial View of Chinese Market Gardens on Marine Drive

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto4296
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1950 and 1959] (date of original), 2017 (date of duplication)
Collection/Fonds
Herbert Yee Law family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpg) : b&w
Scope and Content
Photograph is an aerial view looking south over the Chinese Market Gardens along Marine Drive in the Big Bend area of Burnaby.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Herbert Yee Law family fonds
Date
[between 1950 and 1959] (date of original), 2017 (date of duplication)
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpg) : b&w
Accession Code
BV017.40.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph is an aerial view looking south over the Chinese Market Gardens along Marine Drive in the Big Bend area of Burnaby.
Subjects
Agriculture - Crops
Agriculture - Farms
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Aerial Photographs
Names
Chinese Market Gardens
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Marine Drive
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
11/19/2017
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
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A Family Farm

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumsoundrecording14268
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 sound recording (mp3) (00:13:57 min)
Scope and Content
Item consists of a recording of part one in a series of three “Back to the Roots” podcasts about the history of Chinese-Canadian farming in Burnaby and the lower mainland. Part one is titled “A Family Farm”. The podcasts were created by students Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong from the Faculty of Land an…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
UBC Partnership series
Subseries
Back to the Roots Podcast series - 2020 subseries
Date
2020
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 sound recording (mp3) (00:13:57 min)
Material Details
Podcasts hosts: Rose Wu; Wei Yan Yeong Persons from recorded extracts: Denise Fong; Josephine Chow Music: prod. riddiman Podcast Date: October 2020 Total Number of tracks: 1 Total Length of all tracks: 00:13:57 min Photograph info: Store front of Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co in Victoria, B.C., 1975. BV017.7.191
Accession Code
BV020.28.3
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Item consists of a recording of part one in a series of three “Back to the Roots” podcasts about the history of Chinese-Canadian farming in Burnaby and the lower mainland. Part one is titled “A Family Farm”. The podcasts were created by students Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong from the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia Faculty and while student interns at Burnaby Village Museum. In this series the students connect their knowledge of food systems to their shared Chinese heritage in order to discover how Chinese Canadian history is rooted in their local food systems. 00:00-02:21 The podcast opens with Wei Yan Yeong and Rose Wu introducing themselves and their topic- the Chinese Canadian experience in Burnaby and the people who have made important contributions to the city’s development. “A Family Farm” talks about Chinese-owned businesses which are family run. “The family-oriented nature of Chinese-owned businesses also extend to many of the early (and current) Chinese-owned farms in the Burnaby Big Bend area. When Chinese men first began farming in BC in the 1860s, a lot of them worked as labourers because they weren’t allowed to own land. After World War II many of these farmers were allowed to purchase lots, thanks to the Veterans Land Grant. These grants allowed returning veterans to purchase small parcels of land with government loans. Eventually, these men would start families on the farm, and many Chinese-owned farms became family-operated businesses where every member, male, female, child, and extended relatives were enlisted to work the grounds. And it was hard work, often from dawn to dusk, 6-7 days a week.” 02:23 – 07:50 This portion includes excerpts from Oral History interview with Josephine Chow (nee Hong) of Hop On Farms in the Burnaby Big Bend area. The interview was conducted by Burnaby Village Museum researcher Denise Fong. Josephine recalls growing up on the family farm with her six siblings. She tells of how the family pulled together money to purchase twelve acres along Marine Drive in 1951, her family’s background, daily life on the farm , responsibilities on the farm for her and her siblings and of how her mother had to balance working on the farm and providing for a family of ten to twelve people. 07:51 – 08:10 In this portion, hosts comment and reflect on their own experiences. “While it’s likely that a lot of this was done out of necessity and not being able to afford additional paid labourers, having grown up in Chinese households ourselves, we can definitely understand the rationale for these family-operated businesses and how it connects back to the Chinese understanding of family and kinship.” 08:11 – 09:06 In this portion, Rose and Wei provide information on the roots of the Chinese character for family “jia” in mandarin or “gah” in Cantonese. They explain that the term family is composed of two parts: the upper element is like a roof, symbolizing shelter, and the bottom part represents a pig which symbolizes food, whereby the Chinese character for family represents that of a farm. They provide a quote from the writings of Francois de Martin-Donos “In ancient China, the farm is an enterprise, a shelter that insures one food and work. The farm is a place to rely on, but in return, needs to be maintained, including a set of responsibilities. In other words, “family” is the insurance of a stable life.” 09:07 – 10:27 In this portion, the hosts speak about how traditional Chinese thought is heavily influenced by the teachings of Confucius and Confucius philosophy. They explain how Confucius emphasized five sets of human relationships that form the basis for society: ruler and minister, husband and wife, parents and child, sibling and sibling, friend and friend. Of these five, three are familial relationships also known as Filial piety – the respect and care for one’s familial superiors (such as parents, elders, and ancestors). They speak of how this is one of Confucianism’s main teachings and in this respect caring for family members is seen as a moral obligation. In China housing arrangements are in the form of siheyuan”s — a type of residence that featured a courtyard surrounded on all four sides with buildings. These traditionally housed one large extended family if they were wealthy enough. 10:28 – 13:08 In this portion, hosts provide further information on Josephine Chow’s family experience working and living on the “Hop On” family farm through the decades. An excerpt from the interview with Josephine Chow conducted by Denise Fong is included. In this excerpt, Josephine reflects on her past experiences on the farm and her present day experiences of her siblings running the farm. 13:09 -13:56 Final summary, credits and acknowledgements.
History/Biography
Podcast hosts, Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong are University of British Columbia students in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and student interns at Burnaby Village Museum.
Media Type
Sound Recording
Creator
Rose Wu
Wei Yan Yeong
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Agriculture - Farms
Agriculture
Gardens - Market Gardens
Social Issues - Discrimination
Social Issues - Racism
Names
Fong, Denise
Wu, Rose
Yeong, Wei Yan
Responsibility
Burnaby Village Museum & Univeristy of British Columbia
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Marine Drive
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Notes
Title based contents of sound recording
See also Interview with Josephine Chow by Denise Fong February 7, 2020 - BV020.6.1
Compilation of Research Resources used by authors Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong include:
Why is family important in China? https://medium.com/@francois_dmd/why-is-family-so-important-in-china-1617b13a67
Burnaby Village Museum - Interview with Josephine Chow by Denise Fong Feb. 7, 2020. BV020.6.1 https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording12337
Covered Roots: The History of Vancouver's Chinese Farms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4WHS2Uf3JU
Burnaby Village Museum Shares Chinese-Canadian Farming History This Summer https://westcoastfood.ca/burnaby-village-museum-shares-chinese-canadian-farming-history-this-summer/
Chinese Market Gardeners in the City of Burnaby BC Continue to Practice Urban Agriculture https://cityfarmer.info/chinese-market-gardeners-in-the-city-of-burnaby-bc-continue-to-practice-urban-agriculture/
Chinese Market Gardening in BC https://www.bcfoodhistory.ca/chinese-market-gardening-bc/
Images
Audio Tracks
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Alfred's Fountain Pen

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumvideo9684
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2016
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Film and Video collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 video recording (mp4) (3 min., 40 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Scope and Content
The video depicts the challenges of film maker Alfred Woo’s physical, social, and cultural transformation to a foreign country. Sentimentally prior to departing Hong Kong in 1954, Alfred was presented a fountain pen by some of his grade two classmates, a souvenir that he has cherished all these yea…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Film and Video collection
Series
Elders Digital Storytelling project series
Date
2016
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 video recording (mp4) (3 min., 40 sec.) : digital, 25 fps, col., sd., stereo
Accession Code
BV016.37.15
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Other Title Information
title supplied by film maker
Media Type
Moving Images
Scope and Content
The video depicts the challenges of film maker Alfred Woo’s physical, social, and cultural transformation to a foreign country. Sentimentally prior to departing Hong Kong in 1954, Alfred was presented a fountain pen by some of his grade two classmates, a souvenir that he has cherished all these years despite losing contact with them long ago. In his seniority, he muses poignantly about the symbolism of this writing instrument and shares his wonderment about the destiny of these childhood benefactors.
History/Biography
Immigrating from Hong Kong to Canada as a child, Alfred Woo easily assimilated into the Canadian way of life at an early age and has enjoyed the best of both worlds. A law graduate, his professional career included service as a Crown Counsel, securities administrator, corporate executive, and as private practitioner. He also served in the Canadian Army (Reserve Force) as a legal officer and an artillery officer before being honorably discharged at the rank of Major. A Burnaby resident for over 30 years, and now retired, he continues to volunteer helping seniors, a community service club, and a veterans group.
Creator
Alfred Woo
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Names
Woo, Alfred
Notes
Transcribed title
Video
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A Pig's Tale

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumvideo14365
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
Oct. 2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
3 video recordings (mp4) (5 min., 28 sec.) : digital, col., sd., stereo, subtitles
Scope and Content
Item consists of part two in a two part video series "A Taste of History" created by Debbie Liang and Joty Gill, University of British Columbia alumni and graduates from the Asian Canadian & Asian Migration Studies program (ACAM). Part two is titled "A Pig's Tale". The film highlights the history o…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
UBC Partnership series
Subseries
A Taste of History Video series - 2020 subseries
Date
Oct. 2020
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
3 video recordings (mp4) (5 min., 28 sec.) : digital, col., sd., stereo, subtitles
Material Details
Script: Debbie Liang; Joty Gill Narration: Joty Gill Editor: Debbie Liang Subtitles: English; Simplified Chinese; Traditional Chinese Video Appearances: Kathy Lee; Eleanor Lee Illustrations and Animations: Debbie Liang Photos, Images & B-roll: Piggery photo, image courtesy of Elwin Xie; Douglas Road: City of Burnaby Archives, 477-841; Canada Way, City of Burnaby Archives, 556-522, photo by Peg Campbell; Red pig by Debbie Liang; Piglets sleeping, image courtesy of RoyBuri from pixabay, free to use; Chinese Zodiac, image courtesy of RoofOfAllLight from wikimedia, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license; Pictograph for Home by Debbie Liang; Pigs lying down, image courtesy of Elwin Xie; Council minutes all from heritageburnaby.com; Cleanliness illustration set by Debbie Liang; "The Heathen Chinese in British Columbia" from Library and Archives Canada; Laundryman spitting from Daily News, Prince Rupert in 1911; Slicer on counter at Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co., Burnaby Village Museum BV017.7.290; Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co. Store front, Burnaby Village Museum BV017.7.191; Medical Practices Disagreement illustration by Debbie Liang; Butchering pig, image courtesy of Elwin Xie; Chinatown brolls, courtesy of Food2 group from UBC's 2019 ACAM 390 Class; Black Rotary telephone beside ball pen on white printed paper, image courtesy of Pixabay from pexels.com, free to use; Burnaby Lake on a cloudy day, image courtesy of Flying Pegunin from wikipedia; The Vancouver Sun May 4, 1921 from newspapers.com; Vancouver Daily May 3, 1921 from newspapers.com; Reduce number of pigs illustration by Debbie Liang; Black and white photo of piggery, image courtesy of Elwin Xie; 2019 Piggery illustration by Debbie Liang Music and Sound Effects: "Acoustic Mediation 2" from audionautix; Pig Grunting sounds from Kiddopedia Animasl, Creative Commons 0; "Piano moment" & "November" from bensound.com; "Ding sound effect" from freesoundlibrary; Wuxia2_Guzheng_Pipa by PeriTune http://peritune.com; Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com; Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Video adapted from 2019 BVM intern project by Debbie Liang and Marcela Gomez Special thanks to: UBC: Joanna Yang, Jenny Lu, Denise Fong, Henry Yu; BVM: Kate Petrusa, Amy Wilson Changes to music may have been made for the purposes of this video
Accession Code
BV020.28.7
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Moving Images
Scope and Content
Item consists of part two in a two part video series "A Taste of History" created by Debbie Liang and Joty Gill, University of British Columbia alumni and graduates from the Asian Canadian & Asian Migration Studies program (ACAM). Part two is titled "A Pig's Tale". The film highlights the history of Chinese pig farms also known as "Piggeries" in Burnaby. The film tells the story of how many of these farms were established by Chinese immigrants along Douglas Road (now Canada Way) between the 1890s and 1920s; the importance of the pig in the Chinese Culture as well as a way for Chinese immigrants to make a living and the racism and discriminatory bylaws that the Chinese pig farmers suffered that finally led to the closure of many of these farms. Content references three documented piggery ranches along Douglas Road: Ah Sam; Young Chung and Hop Hin Yen. The films are supported with voice over in english, subtitles, animation along with historical photographs. One version of the film is supported with subtitles in English while two other versions of the film are supported with subtitles in Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
History/Biography
In 2020, due to the restrictions of COVID-19, University of British Columbia student interns with the Burnaby Village Museum Chinese Canadian History in Burnaby project were asked to create virtual experiences to reimagine Burnaby Village Museum's historical Chinese Canadian programming in remote online spaces. Debbie Liang and Joty Gill (UBC alumni and graduates of Dr. Henry Yu's 2019 summer ACAM 390A Global Seminar to Aisa) returned to work with Burnaby Village Museum to create two short films showcasing the history of Chinese Canadian Chop Suey restaurants and piggeries in Burnaby.
Creator
Joty Gill
Debbie Liang
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Social Issues - Discrimination
Social Issues - Racism
Regulations
Agriculture
Agriculture - Farms
Agriculture - Ranches
Animals - Pigs
Names
Liang, Debbie
Gill, Joty
Burnaby Village Museum
University of British Columbia
Xie, Elwin
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Ah Sam
Young Chung
Hop Hin Yen
Responsibility
University of British Columbia
UBC Initiative for Student Teaching and Research in Chinese Canadian Studies
Burnaby Village Museum
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Notes
Transcribed title
Video
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A Taste of History Video series - 2020 subseries

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumvideo14272
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Subseries
Physical Description
6 video recordings (mp4)
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of a two part video series "A Taste of History". Part one is titled "A Taste of History - Scraps and Dragons" and part two is titled " A Taste of History - A Pig's Tale". The films were created by Debbie Liang and Joty Gill, University of British Columbia alumni and graduates fro…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
UBC Partnership series
Subseries
A Taste of History Video series - 2020 subseries
Date
2020
Description Level
Subseries
Physical Description
6 video recordings (mp4)
Accession Code
BV020.28
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Media Type
Moving Images
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of a two part video series "A Taste of History". Part one is titled "A Taste of History - Scraps and Dragons" and part two is titled " A Taste of History - A Pig's Tale". The films were created by Debbie Liang and Joty Gill, University of British Columbia alumni and graduates from the Asian Canadian & Asian Migration Studies program (ACAM). "Scraps and Dragons" provides information on the origins of the Chinese-Canadian culinary dish "chop suey" and tells the story of Chinese Canadian Chop Suey restaurants, highlighting the history of the "Dragon Inn" chop suey restaurant owned by Larry Lee. "A Pig's Tale" shares informaton on the history of Chinese pig farms also known as "Piggeries" in Burnaby, highlighting the experiences of Chinese Pig farmers along Douglas Road. Films include versions with English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese subtitles.
History/Biography
In 2020, due to the restrictions of COVID-19, UBC interns were asked to create virtual experiences to reimagine Burnaby Village Museum's historical Chinese Canadian programming in remote online spaces. Debbie Liang and Joty Gill (UBC alumni and graduates of Dr. Henry Yu's 2019 summer ACAM 390A Global Seminar to Asia) returned to work with Burnaby Village Museum to create two short films showcasing the history of Chinese Canadian Chop Suey restaurants and piggeries in Burnaby
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Social Issues - Racism
Social Issues - Discrimination
Buildings - Commercial - Restaurants
Agriculture - Farms
Agriculture - Ranches
Animals - Pigs
Regulations
Names
Liang, Debbie
Gill, Joty
Burnaby Village Museum
University of British Columbia
Notes
Title based on contents of subseries
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Authorized by the Education Ministry For Lower Division Primary School Use, Volume 10 New Chinese Language Textbook

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumlibrary616
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Material Type
Book
Accession Code
BV985.360.10
Author
Shang Wu Yin Shu Guan
Place of Publication
Shanghai
Publisher
Commercial Press, Limited
Publication Date
1906
Series
Commercial Press's New Primary School Text Books
Physical Description
61 p. : ill (some col.), ports, maps ; 22 cm
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Object History
Some books in this accession are marked: "Mr. Chan Y. Leong, 111 Pender St. E., Vancouver B.C., Canada, North America, Western H."
Sam Kee & Company merchants is the business located at 111 Pender St. E. Vancouver - originally owned by Chan Toy (many alternative names including Chang Toy) which was later run by Chang Yat Leong - presumably the same person as Chan Y. Leong.
Notes
Chinese language book
On double leaves, East Asian binding
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Back to the Roots Podcast series - 2020 subseries

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museummultipleformat14271
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Subseries
Physical Description
4 sound recordings (mp3) + 1 video recording (mp4)
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of a three episode podcast series "Back to the Roots" and two research interviews conducted using the video communication platform, "Zoom". The three podcasts which delve into the topics of Chinese family operated businesses, Chinese contributions to early local and alternative …
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
UBC Partnership series
Subseries
Back to the Roots Podcast series - 2020 subseries
Description Level
Subseries
Physical Description
4 sound recordings (mp3) + 1 video recording (mp4)
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of a three episode podcast series "Back to the Roots" and two research interviews conducted using the video communication platform, "Zoom". The three podcasts which delve into the topics of Chinese family operated businesses, Chinese contributions to early local and alternative food systems, and Traditional Chinese Medicine and herbalism. The three podcasts are titled "A Family Farm"; "Where is your food from?" and "Chinese Herbalist Shops & TCM". The podcasts were created by students Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong from the Facutly of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia Faculty and while student interns at Burnaby Village Museum. The two interviews were conducted by students Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong from the Facutly of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia, while student interns at Burnaby Village Museum. The recorded interviews include Dr. John Yang (doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Denise Fong (Burnaby Village Museum's Chinese-Canadian History researcher, co curator of the Accross the Pacific exhibit and UBC PHD candidate). The interviews were conducted as part of Rose and Wei Yan's research in support of a three episode podcast series "Back to the Roots" which delves into the topics of Chinese family operated businesses, Chinese contributions to early local and alternative food systems, and Traditional Chinese Medicine and herbalism.
Creator
Rose Wu
Wei Yan Yeong
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Agriculture - Farms
Agriculture
Gardens - Market Gardens
Names
Fong, Denise
Wu, Rose
Yeong, Wei Yan
Burnaby Village Museum
Yang, Dr. John
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
BV020.28
Date
2020
Media Type
Sound Recording
Moving Images
Notes
Title based on contents of subseries
Interviews were originally recorded as mp4 videos on zoom. One of the interviews is made available for public access on Heritage Burnaby as an mp3 sound recording. Contact the Burnaby Village Museum to access the recording of the other interview.
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bamboo

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact24554
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.1050
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.1050
Description
Piece of bamboo in dark brown colour. Split on one side.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company", Victoria, B.C.
Category
05.Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Classification
Chemical T&E
Marks/Labels
No labels attached to item
Measurements
18cm height x 7 cm width
Subjects
Science and Technology Tools and Equipment
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
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Banquet hall inside Dragon Inn

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto19077
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[196-]
Collection/Fonds
Larry Lee family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of the banquet hall of the Dragon Inn. People are seated at long tables covered in white table cloths.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Larry Lee family fonds
Date
[196-]
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 9 cm
Accession Code
BV022.19.6
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of the interior of the banquet hall of the Dragon Inn. People are seated at long tables covered in white table cloths.
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Buildings - Commercial - Restaurants
Names
Dragon Inn
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
600
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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basket

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact2720
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV971.171.1
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV971.171.1
Description
Chinese basket
Category
04.Tools & Equipment for Materials
Classification
Food Processing & Preparation T&E - - Food Storage Equipment
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Food Processing Tools and Equipment
Record Type
Artifact
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basket

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact80185
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV006.34.2
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV006.34.2
Description
Chinese small, woven basket. For vending fruits and vegetables. It was given by the vender to his customers. It is a brown colour with loop handles opposite each other there is a string with a knot in the middle running from one loop to the other loop. The bottom of the basket is roughly square, becoming more round as it rises. Top is 24.5 cm by 23.5 cm. and the bottom is 14 cm square.
Object History
This basket was a shopping basket for cutsomers of Chinese Canadian food peddlers. The donor indicated that the peddlers sold fruit and vegetables in summer and fish in winter. It was meant to be a convenience to shoppers when she came outside to select produce.
Category
04.Tools & Equipment for Materials
Classification
Container
Object Term
Basket
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Record Type
Artifact
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bench

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact23363
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV976.225.11
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV976.225.11
Description
Herb planing bench. Painted pink
Object History
Planing bench made by Lim Bong, proprietor of the Kwong Chai Tong herbalist shop at 122 East Pender Street in Vancouver's Chinatown. According to donor, "it is typical of those used in China for many generations".
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Record Type
Artifact
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bin

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact24711
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.1208
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.1208
Description
Tin, has Chinese characters on it
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
05.Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Classification
Chemical T&E
Measurements
25cm height x 17cm width x 15cm depth
Subjects
Science and Technology Tools and Equipment
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
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bin

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact24714
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.1211
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.1211
Description
Cube-shaped silver-coloured bin. Badly damaged paper label featuring Chinese characters on the front. Well used. One handle at top. One metal groove down the front.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
05.Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Classification
Chemical T&E
Marks/Labels
Chinese characters on bin translate to the herb "Spanish Needles" which is extensively used to treat bacterial Infections.
Measurements
22 cm height x 15 cm width
Subjects
Science and Technology Tools and Equipment
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
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bin

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact24716
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.1213
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.1213
Description
Cube-shaped, silver-coloured bin. Badly damaged paper label featuring Chinese characters on the front. Well used. Two handles at top. Two metal grooves down the front.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
05.Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Classification
Chemical T&E
Marks/Labels
Chinese characters present (indistinguishable)
Measurements
22 cm height x 15 cm width
Subjects
Science and Technology Tools and Equipment
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
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bin

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact24719
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.1216
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.1216
Description
Rectangular-shaped, silver-coloured bin. Substantial rust damage. Only one of two metal handles are remaining. Brown paper label featuring 2 hand painted Chinese characters.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
05.Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Classification
Chemical T&E
Marks/Labels
Word for word translation of Chinese characters is as follows: ashen or gray, method. This has been altered for English comprehension to "Atractylodes Rhizome". Known as Atractylodes Rhizome, is it is the rhizome of Atractylodes lancea (Thunb.) DC or A. chinensis (DC.) Koidz. It is harvested int he spring and autumn. It is pungent, bitter, and warm, and enters the spleen, lung, and liver meridians. It dries dampness and invigorates spleen, and dispels wind-dampness. It is indicated 1) the syndrome of damp obstruction (dispels damp-turbidity, harmonizes spleen and stomach by invigorating spleen); 2) wind-damp arthralgia.
Measurements
24 cm height x 16 cm length x 14 cm width
Subjects
Science and Technology Tools and Equipment
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
Images
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bin

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact24720
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.1217
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV975.5.1217
Description
Rectangular-shaped, silver-coloured bin. Appears well used. Rusty. Brown paper label featuring 3 hand painted Chinese characters.
Object History
This item originates from the Chinese Herbalist Store "Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co.", Victoria B.C.
Category
05.Tools & Equipment for Science & Technology
Classification
Chemical T&E
Marks/Labels
Chinese characters present
Measurements
22 cm height x 15 cm length x 13 cm width
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Science and Technology Tools and Equipment
Name Access
Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Company
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Victoria
Record Type
Artifact
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