The Chinese homeland is located in East Asia beside the Pacific ocean. It is filled with a rocky high elevated terrain, along with various rainforests.
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The Chinese homeland is located in East Asia beside the Pacific ocean. It is filled with a rocky high elevated terrain, along with various rainforests and valleys. There main food supply was fish. Capital City
The Chinese mainly migrated to British Columbia. The biggest point of migration was Vancouver and Victoria. Main point of migration
The Chinese came to Canada in the late 1867’s. They Came to build the railway they were promised 7.00$ a day but Only received 2.50$. They also had to pay their rent on measly tents that didn’t protect from the cold weather, their food and they Worked in some of the most dangerous parts of the railway. When they tried to leave they wouldn’t let them. So they were forced to work.
The overpopulation in China gave few area to farm. The job opportunities were scarce or underpaying. British Columbia was close to China and easy to access. There was a job opportunities to work on the railroad. There was free land available opportunities to farm it.
Despite China being one of the first civilizations known to man they still follow many of the customs they did in early history. They still name each of their years after animals. For example this year was the year of the “dog” They also follow the same custom of having large family’s living in one house. Chinese have always respected their elders. They feel that the older you are the wiser you are, they have always thought this way
The Chinese have lived in Canada for almost for more than two hundred years and have gave many contributions to Canada. John A Macdonald said that the railway couldn’t be built without Chinese and he was right. The also populated a huge percent of Western Canada. They have opened restaurants and stores all over Canada. Not only that but they were the first to start a pluralistic Canadian society.
Although the Chinese had no intension of impacting the way of life of First Nations they did. They had to build a railway right across their land which lead to a lack of buffalo and animals. So although having no direct impact in them they still affected the Native culture.