For those interested in learning more about Chinese-Canadian history and our role in the Canada’s military, here are a few websites, videos, books and museums.
Veteran Affairs - Oral History of Chinese Canadian soldiers
Memory Project – stories of WWII veterans
Chinese Canadian Stories
Camp X Historical Society
From C to C: Chinese Canadian Stories of Migration
Veteran Affairs – Order, Decorations and Medals
CCMMS – Community Historical Recognition Program
From the back alleys of Vancouver’s Chinatown to the treacherous jungles of Japanese-occupied Malaya, director Jari Osborne charts a historical journey that leads to heroic victory for Canada’s Chinese community. Most of all, it stands as a testament to a daughter’s new-found understanding and appreciation of her father and, ultimately, herself.
Watch it online at National Film Board
I am the Canadian Delegate
A documentary on Canada’s first Chinese Canadian MP, Douglas Jung.
Order from: FilmWest
The Dragon and the Maple Leaf: Chinese Canadians in WWII, by Marjorie Wong.
This is the untold story of all those Chinese Canadians who contributed to Allied Victory during the six years of war from 1939 to 1945. It is also the story of a neglected aspect of Canadian Military history. Although few in number, Chinese Canadians served in mostly every command and every theatre, after overcoming many obstacles – social, political and military.
Check your local library.