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Cultivating Connections


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Introduction1 Affective Regimes, Nationalism, and the KMT2 Reverend Ma Seung3 Bachelor Uncles: Frank Chan and Sam Dong4 Affect through Sports: Mark Ki and Happy Young5 Married Nationalists: Charles Yee and Charlie Foo6 Women beyond the Frame7 Early Chinese Prairie Wives8 Quongying's Coins and Sword9 Chinese Prairie DaughtersConclusionAppendix; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index

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An extraordinary record of the lives and communities built by Chinese immigrants in the pre-1950s Canadian Prairies.

About the Author

Alison R. Marshall is a professor in the Department of Religion at Brandon University and adjunct professor of women's and gender studies at the University of Winnipeg. She is the author of The Way of the Bachelor: Early Chinese Settlement in Manitoba, recipient of the 2011 Manitoba Day Award, Association for Manitoba Archives.


Cultivating Connections provides a nuanced analysis of the gendered and racial experiences of Chinese Prairie Canadians and is an excellent contribution to the literature on the history of immigration and migration, social geography, and women's history. -- Cayley B. Bower, University of Western Ontario * British Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol. 29 No. 1, Spring 2016 *

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