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As the Chinese proverb goes “Falling leaves return to their roots”, each of us have a beginning which spans 4 generations ago or beyond the places we call home.

As the Chinese proverb goes “Falling leaves return to their roots”, each of us have a beginning which spans 4 generations ago or beyond the places we call home. Recently, I stumbled across a Canadian website, Chinese Canadian Stories, which provides information on Chinese Canadian history. The website is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary project led by the University of British Columbia Library and Simon Fraser University Library and funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Community Historical Recognition Program.

Chinese Canadian Stories is available in Chinese, French and English, making it easier for Canadians to access the website in the language of their choice. The website has a digital collection consisting of manuscripts, photographs and audio/video recordings which is a treasure trove for researchers and novice genealogy detectives alike. Website users are also encouraged to submit contents or materials relating to Chinese Canadian history that are preserved for future generations.

Chinese Canadian Stories has learning resources available in its Resources section for teachers to make history lessons fun and interesting for students in the classroom. Fun interactive games such as Gold Mountain Quest and Adventure Game are available for children ages between 6 and 12, allowing them to learn history through play. In addition, the website has an official Youtube channel that allow viewers to watch interviews and short videos about Chinese Canadian history.

As the website appeals to both young and old, Chinese Canadian Stories is an example of a great web portal promoting Chinese Canadian history to present and future generations of Canada.

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