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Chinese Young Men’s Progressive Party formed

Chinese Young Men’s Progressive Party formed to lobby for equality with white youth.

(CCL, 106)

Timeline Date

Mon, 1911-05-01

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May 1911

Kuomintang establishes branches in Pacific Canada

Sun Yat-sen’s Revolutionary Alliance (Tongmenghui), the predecessor of the Chinese Nationalist League (Kuomintang) in Canada, established its branches in Pacific Canada.

(CTC, 104)

Timeline Date

Sat, 1911-07-01

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1911

Republican Revolution in China

The Republican Revolution took place in China.

(CTC, 103)

Timeline Date

Sun, 1911-10-01

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1911

Money raised for Sun Yat-sen’s Republican Revolution

Eighty members of the Chee Kung Tong (Chinese Freemasons) in Victoria mortgaged their building to raise money to support Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s anti-Qing Republican Revolution in China. (CCL, 98) Lim Bang and two other merchants added a donation of $1,600 (in addition to a $900 loan from a Canadian bank) to bring this amount to $10,000.

(CTC, 103)

Timeline Date

Tue, 1911-02-28

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28 February 1911

Population of Victoria’s Chinatown is 3,458

Population of Victoria’s Chinatown is 3,458. (CCL, 92) The population of Chinese residents in Vancouver started to outgrow that of Victoria.

(CTC, 94)

Timeline Date

Sat, 1911-07-01

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1911

Chinese School opens on Fisgard

The Imperial Chinese School, built by the CCBA, was opened at 636 Fisgard. This school was built because Chinese-born children who could not understand English were banned from attending public schools in Victoria. The CCBA moved its headquarters to the top storey of the school. After the Manchu government fell in 1912, the school was renamed the Chinese Public School (Huaqiao Gongli Xuexiao).

(CCL, 123, 127)

Timeline Date

Sat, 1909-08-07

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7 August 1909

Chinese School opens on Fisgard

The Imperial Chinese School, built by the CCBA, was opened at 636 Fisgard. This school was built because Chinese-born children who could not understand English were banned from attending public schools in Victoria. The CCBA moved its headquarters to the top storey of the school. After the Manchu government fell in 1912, the school was renamed the Chinese Public School (Huaqiao Gongli Xuexiao).

(CCL, 123, 127)

Timeline Date

Sat, 1909-08-07

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7 August 1909

Shipment of bones of deceased centralized

The shipment of bones to China of deceased Chinese immigrants was centralized and carried out by the Hoy Sun Ning Yung Benevolent Association.

(CCL, 118)

Timeline Date

Thu, 1909-07-01

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1909

Manchu government establishes consulates

Manchu government established a general consulate in Ottawa and a consulate in Vancouver thereafter.

(CCL, 14)

Timeline Date

Thu, 1909-07-01

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1909

Detention centre for Asian immigrants built

A detention centre for Asian immigrants was built at the corner of Dallas Road and Ontario Street in Victoria. Immigrants would be questioned, given a medical examination and made to pay the head tax there.

(GM, 84)

Timeline Date

Wed, 1908-07-01

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1908