Loyalty Despite Legislated Restrictions: Chinese Canadian Veteran History

Chinese-Canadian Military Museum Society
March, 2011 - March, 2012
Vancouver, BC
Project Details

The Chinese Canadian Military Museum Society (CCMMS) of Vancouver, British Columbia will undertake a project entitled, "Loyalty despite Legislated Restrictions: Chinese Canadian Veteran History." The goal of the project is to create an exhibition illustrating the impacts of the Head Tax, Exclusion Act and discrimination on Chinese-Canadian war veterans and their families. CCMMS will conduct research and interviews with 27 veterans to document their histories. The resulting exhibition and accompanying booklet will include collected photographs, Head Tax papers and other documentation, medals, military uniforms, and other artefacts. The photos and interviews will be digitized and housed by the University of British Columbia (UBC) archival portal. CCMMS will host two launches to promote the project in the fall of 2011.