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The Paper Trail: A History of the Chinese Exclusion Act in Canada

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In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, you are invited to take part in a video viewing of the Chinese Canadian Museum’s exhibition The Paper Trail, followed by a discussion with curator Catherine Clement and CEO of the Chinese Canadian Museum, Melissa Lee.

Thursday, May 23, 2024
5 to 7:30 p.m.

Join us afterwards for refreshments and a mural unveiling by local Chinese Canadian Artist EEPMON.

In July of 2023, the Chinese Canadian Museum launched the special exhibition The Paper Trail to the 1923 Chinese Exclusion Act, which will be on view in Vancouver until the end of 2024. The exhibition features hundreds of Chinese Immigration (C.I.) certificates, which were issued to Chinese people — the most ever to be displayed publicly — and speaks to the history of Chinese Canadians during the Chinese Immigration Act of 1923. The unveiling of EEPMON’s mural will address this heavy history.


For the event and Q&A:
Live English to Cantonese and Mandarin translation.
Live French translation headsets will be available.

For the screening:
English with Chinese subtitles.
Live French translation headsets will be available.


Reserve your tickets.


Photo at top of page:
The Paper Trail Towards the Red Sun


Dates & Times
English French
Thursday, May 23, 2024
5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.