Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

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Robe

  • CA KMS KMS_DA-977-761-001
  • Pièce

1 Chi'-fu, or Mandarian Robe, c. 1900. Dark blue with silk gauze. Embroidered in silk thread with mountains, clouds, 5 toed dragons, cranes. Lined with blue brocade and decorated with round gold coloured buttons.

Chinese and English Cookbook

  • CA KMS KMS_PB-993-051-001
  • Pièce

Chinese and English Cookbook, 3rd ed. Printed in both Chinese and English, and designed for the use of cantonese cooks (and American housewives), this compilation of recipes of foreign cookery includes a chapter on conversation.

Chinese Primary School Textbook

  • CA KMS KMS_PB-985-490
  • Pièce

Published in China c. 1930 and written in Chinese this book is 'Forest of Jade, for Primary School'. The book is flatbound on rice paper and is a classic Chinese textbook for children. The front and the back cover seem to have been repla...

Chinese Dictionary

  • CA KMS KMS_PB-985-482
  • Pièce

Chinese dictionary flat bound on rice paper and written in Chinese.

Recorded Songs and Speeches Book

  • CA KMS KMS_PB-985-469
  • Pièce

Published in 1927 this is 'Recorded Songs Collection - Selected Music'. Published by Hwa-Mai Gramophone Co., Kwangchow (Canton). Recorded hit songs and public speeches made by Dr. Sun Yen Son, most of them refelecting social events and h...

Chinese Book - The West Chamber

  • CA KMS KMS_PB-985-475
  • Pièce

Published in China this book is titled "The West Chamber". It is a classic love story (like Romeo and Juliet) about lovers separated by feuding families. The book is quite fragile with the spine breaking and some paper tearing. It is wri...

Chinese Book - Romance of Wu-Tsa-Tien

  • CA KMS KMS_PB-985-459
  • Pièce

Published by the Gin-geu library in China in 1923 this book it titled "Romance of Wu-Tsa-Tien". Written as light-hearted entertainment for the general public, this book is a historical romance about Wu-Tsa-Tien, an empress who ruled Chin...

Chinese-English Calendar - 1947

  • CA KMS KMS_2013.001b
  • Pièce

This is a Bank of Montreal calendar for 1947 which is in both English and Chinese. The main backdrop for the calendar is a large piece of paper that has many tears. The top picture is a city scene with people mingling in the market and on the stre...

Chinese-English Calendar - 1978

  • CA KMS KMS_2013.001c
  • Pièce

This is a six page 1978 calendar from Sing's Restaurant in Kelowna B.C. Each page of the calendar has two months of the year on it, a colorful picture, and is written in both Chinese and English. The pages are held together with a metal bar r...

Chinese Book - Story of the Black Dragon River Battle

  • CA KMS KMS_PB-985-485
  • Pièce

Published by Wah Sun Book Shop in Vancouver the author of the book is the Chinese Patriots' Society, eds. The book is titled 'Story of the Black Dragon River Battle' it is a patriotic writing to glorify the works of General Mah Chin...

Chinese Book - Last Day Alarm

  • CA KMS KMS_PB-985-464
  • Pièce

Published by Signs of the Times Publishing House c. 1921 in Shanghai. Written by R.F Cartell the book is titled 'Last Day Alarm' and is a Chinese translation from the original English. The book is a black hardcover with golden and red de...

Chinese Books - Medical Prescriptions

  • CA KMS KMS_PB-985-478a-e
  • Pièce

Published by Way-won Tung in Shanghair. This is an 8 volume set of reference books titled 'Medical Prescriptions'. Volumes 1,2, and 8 are missing. These books are flat bound and written in Chinese of rice paper.

Chinese Books - Strange Stories of Lo-Chi's Study

  • CA KMS KMS_PB-985-477a-l
  • Pièce

Published in China and written in Chinese this is a twelve volume set of books titled 'Strange Stories of Lo-Chi's Study'. They are short stories about ghosts, metaphysics, the unusual, and strange happenings. Flatbound on rice pape...

Chinese Books - Plots of the Warlords of the East Chou Dynasty

  • CA KMS KMS_PB-985-468a-c
  • Pièce

Publsihed by Shun-Wu Bookstore in Shanghai this set of books is titled 'Plots of the Warlords of the East Chou Dynasty'. A historical novel in four volumes, depiciting the decay of the Chou dynasty. Flatbound and printed on rice paper th...

Button

  • CA KMS KMS_HG-998-027-001
  • Pièce

Blue circular button with white printing "Thumbs up for China/ United China Relief"; straight pin at back.

Envelope

  • CA KMS KMS_HK-984-018-001
  • Pièce

Small rectangular shaped envelope made out of a red colored paper with a seam running down its back. On the front of the envelope there is a picture in shiny gold which is of three carp playing in water, some Chinese lettering, and a tree branch w...

Bowl

  • CA KMS KMS_2000.034.002
  • Pièce

This object is a white glass round bowl with small foot on bottom which is a ring of glass. On the inside of the bowl there is a decoration of rice grains used to make pattern. In a certain light these holes have a translucent look. There is a flo...

Collage

  • CA KMS KMS_E-995-040-020
  • Pièce

Framed painting which utilizes both watercolour and the creation of a collage using stamps. The frame of the painting is made of wood which has been painted gold and is rectangular. The edges of this frame have a floral design and the outside edge...

Bottle, Snuff

  • CA KMS KMS_E-993-030-001a-b
  • Pièce

Accession book: Enamelled copper snuff bottle with stopper and spatula. Ovoid shaped with pictorial decoration on each face -1) man making sacrifice to gods; 2) man sleeping in boat; dark blue with floral decoration along sides. Ching dynasty. 5.5...

Pot, Coffee

  • CA KMS KMS_2010.002.003
  • Pièce

Turkish Coffee Pot. Small, copper, boiling pot with a narrow mouth, small pouring lip and wooden handle. There is a metal hook at the end of the handle.

Knife

  • CA KMS KMS_2010.002.005
  • Pièce

Chinese chef's knife consisting of a steel, rectangular blade with a wooden handle. Stamped into the blade, near the handle, is a row of Asian script. There is a metal ring on the end of the wooden handle with Asian script stamped into the me...

Wastebasket

  • CA KMS KMS_CC-982-012-006
  • Pièce

Waste paper basket made of cardboard and covered with blue colored mauve silk. The container is octagon shape and each side is decorated with a Chinese figure dressed in multi-colored cloth made of silk and glued to the side of the container. Some...

Shoe

  • CA KMS KMS_DA-969-180-002
  • Pièce

One Chinese silk 'Lotus Shoe' used bound feet. Sole of shoe is a tear drop shape, with very pointed toe. Sole is painted white. Shoe only has one rounded heel, and no front toe portion to shoe. Sole of shoe is made with hole punched leat...

Boot

  • CA KMS KMS_DA-976-012-002a,b
  • Pièce

This object is a pair of black silk boots that are used for performances. The boots have rounded toes and also rounded heels. The soles of the shoes are made with an unfinished leather bottom which is sewn onto many layers of thick fiber. On top o...

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