Envelope addressed to He Zu Jian Envelope addressed to He Zu Jian, care of the Wing Sang Company in Vancouver. Because the Canadian postal system could not deliver letters addressed in Chinese characters, early Chinese immigrants in Vancouver relied on the Wing Sang company to act as unofficial post masters.


This section discusses Chinese immigration to British Columbia from the gold rush days on, and events and laws which effected early Chinese immigrants. Click to learn about:

Early immigration
Head Tax
Naturalization
The 1907 Vancouver race riots
The Chinese Exclusion Act


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