Here’s a link to a collection of digital resources relating to the Chinese experience in British Columbia, 1850 to 1950.
From the University of British Columbia http://www.library.ubc.ca/chineseinbc/about.html :
Digitized holdings from the Chung Collection include photographs, documents and ephemera from Chinese-Canadian communities in British Columbia , including educational materials such as phrase books, anti-Asian ephemera generated by white communities, and items from Chinese businesses and organizations such as restaurant menus and store catalogues.
“I want to join the Canadian military,” Kiam said. We all turned to see what Father would say.
“You’re not a citizen of Canada ,” Father said, calmly, “You were registered in Victoria as a resident alien. We’ve had this talk before. When the Dominion says we are Canadian, then we will all join up!”
from The Jade Peony, p. 226, by Wayson Choy