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BC Studies Issue 204 – Vancouver Launch February 15, 2020

February 11, 2020

The ACVI project (Asian Canadians on Vancouver Island – University of Victoria) and BC Studies invite you to join us for the Vancouver launch of BC Studies Issue 204: (Un)Settling the Islands: Race, Indigeneity, and the Transpacific (guest edited by Christine O’Bonsawin and John Price).

Saturday, February 15 – 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre

6688 Southoaks Crescent (Special Events Hall)

This unique collection of articles explores Indigenous and Asian Canadian histories from Vancouver Island and beyond. It also features cover art by Mowachaht master carver Sanford Williams.

Print copies will be available for sale ($20).

Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.

In this volume:
John Price – Relocating Yuquot: The Indigenous Pacific and Transpacific Migrations
Zhongping Chen – Vancouver Island and the Chinese Diaspora in Canada and the Transpacific World, 1788–1918
Neilesh Bose – Taraknath Das (1884–1958): British Columbia, and the Anti-Colonial Borderlands
Timothy J. Stanley – Commemorating John A. Macdonald: Collective Remembering and the Structure of Settler Colonialism in British Columbia
Nicholas XemŦoltW̱ Claxton and John Price – Whose Land Is It? Rethinking Sovereignty in British Columbia
Margarita James – My Transpacific Life
Masako Fukawa – Lifting the Veil on Nanaimo’s Nikkei Community: From Settlement to Return
Beth Boyce – The Soyokaze: A Gentle Wind That Weathered the Storm 171
Brian Smallshaw – The Murakami Women of Saltspring Island

With thanks to the National Nikkei Museum & Cultural Centre and the Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens Association for their assistance with this event.