New book: Yip Sang and the First Chinese Canadians

The story of Yip Sang and his extended family is so compelling that visitors often ask, “Why hasn’t someone written a book about this?” Now someone has! Yip Sang and the First Chinese Canadians by Frances Hern has been published by Heritage House as part of their “Amazing Stories” series. In Yip Sang Hern uses the Yip family story as a framework for the experiences of early Chinese-Canadians, but also shows how the Yip family was so extraordinary in their success and place in the community.

Not surprisingly, the Chung Collection was used as a source for researching this book. Our congratulations to the author for its completion! The book is currently in cataloguing here at UBC Library but will be available for borrowers soon.