This assignment will require you to find and analyze a primary source related to the history of the Chinese in Canada.
Topic should talk about how the Cantonese Opera In Toronto and Vancouver play an important role during the Exclusion Period (1923-1947) and Sino-Japanese war and WWII. And how the Opera affect Chinese immigration’s life in Canada during these two period.
Following the guidelines set out for the identification of primary sources, you should
first identify a primary source that interests you. You may find a source in English or in any
other language that you can read in the following links.Please copy your choice of primary sources at the end of your paper with the website link.
. Acceptable primary sources include but are not limited to
-Diaries and letters from individuals who lived during the time period of our course
-Newspaper articles, books, magazines, advertisements, and photographs
-Government/political documents, reports, propaganda, statistics, and other
When you found your source, you will be required to provide an analysis that includes the
- Identify your source, its creator, where it was created, and the time period it comes from.
Give background for your source.
- Comment on the purpose of your source. What was it designed to do? How was it
- What is the tone of your source? What is it saying? What does it tell us about the time
- How can your source be interpreted? What can we learn from it? (Analysis)
You should also tell why this source interested you and how it might be used by a historian
wanting to know more about the time period. Provide only 3 extra sources (the sources should only take from the links above, no other books and websites are allowed to use) that can be used tocontextualize your source. A good paper will be able to link everything together, so keep this in mind. Do not simply re-state what the source tells us. You have to provide an interpretation and analysis of the source you have chosen. If, for example, you choose an advertisement for a Chinese laundry in Winnipeg, from the early 20th century, you will have
to do more than describe the ad. What does the ad tell you about life in Canada
for early Chinese immigrants? You will then need to find two sources about Chinese laundries
in Canada and put your primary source into context. You may want to discuss the origins of
Chinese laundries, why so many early Chinese immigrants worked in laundries, and other
pertinent contextual information.
Typed, double spaced (using 12 pt Times New Roman font or similar)
Footnote is required to use in the paper.
The link of Footnote/Endnote Citation Form is provided below