Presented by the David See-chai Lam Centre and School for International Studies at SFU, the interdisciplinary Social Science Colloquium Series on China in the World invites participants to think about China, particularly Greater China, not as a self-contained entity, but as part of the global world system, not in terms of exceptions, but in terms of intersections.
The Chinese Canadian History Project Council at the David Lam Centre is currently developing educational materials for use by schools, community organizations, and tourism to educate students, the Canadian public and visitors to Canada about the contributions of Chinese Canadians, over more than two centuries, to the building of Canada.
This documentary, released for distribution in November 2000, delves into the history of the Chinese workers without whom Canada’s national railway could never have been realized. This film includes interviews with Chinese-Canadians whose parents and grandparents built the railroad-and indeed the nation-give life to this poignant documentary that retells and rethinks a vital chapter in Canada’s history.
The David Lam Centre participates, on behalf of Simon Fraser University, in a consortium of twenty-eight universities located in Asia, Europe, Canada, America, and Australia. The consortium was established and is led by the David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies (LEWI) at Hong Kong Baptist University.