Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

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Sign (Advertising Medium)

  • CA NAN NAN_1975.022.001
  • Pièce
  • 1975-01-1

This sign was imported from China and mounted on the Kong Nam Low Restaurant located on the west side of in Nanaimo's Chinatown. The gold-painted Chinese characters read "Kong Nam Low" in Cantonese. Kong Nam means south of the river...

Lee, Ed

Theatre Chair (Furniture)

  • CA NAN NAN_1967.122.001
  • Pièce
  • 1967-11-20

Imported from China by the manager of the Lun Yick Chinese Opera House on Pine Street in Nanaimo's Chinatown. Lun Yick translated as 'group will benefit' and was the name of the group which bought the land to build the theatre in 19...

Lee, Ed

Lion's Head Mask (Ceremonial Artifact)

  • CA NAN NAN_1973.006.001
  • Pièce
  • 1973-03-7

The mask was brought to Nanaimo in 1937 by a lion dance team from Vancouver. They were in Nanaimo raising money to support the Chinese effort in the Sino-Japanese War. The horn on the lion's head indicates that it was made in southern China...

Lee, Ed

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