‘Taking Root’ exhibit outlines history of Chinese immigration to province
- Gene (Mon Jin) Hong (right) came to St. John’s from China in May 1931. Upon arrival he worked in a laundry, then spent some time working in St. Pierre. In the 1940s, he and his friend Lee Leung (left) founded the United Nations Restaurant on the corner of New Gower and Adelaide streets. Lem Bing later joined the operation. — Submitted photo courtesy of Bob Hong
- While most Chinese immigrants married women from China, a few, like Gene Hong, married local women.Gene’s wife, Edna Mansfield, was from Trinity Bay. (From left) Son Melvin, Gene, Gene’s brother Ken, andEdna (in front), holding son Bob at Christmastime. — Submitted photo courtesy of Bob Hong
- "Taking Root" exhibit
- "Taking Root" exhibit
- Top of the page
- - April 19, 2012 at 19:21:22
This article, A Sobering Tale of Chinese Immigrant Dreams, Failures, and Fears in Belize might also prove interesting to readers here : http://learnchinesebusiness.com/a-sobering-tale-of-chinese-immigrant-dreams-failure-and-fears-in-belize/
- Bonnie Butler
- - March 25, 2012 at 19:15:39
We have known a chiness family a long time and they are the salt of the earth.A very caring loving family and it hurts us to think that thier ancestors were badly treated,Shame on these people and we ask thier forgivness for being treater that way.This family has shown us kindness that our own newfoundlanders on times have not. We are happy that they made this place thier home.
- - March 25, 2012 at 18:32:51
We are all God's Children and I am so sorry .
- - March 25, 2012 at 00:59:38
I recall as a school girl, having chips at Gins or the Candle LIte Restaurant for lunch. Whenever I am back in St. John's, having lived outside the country for many decades, I smile as I drive by childhood locations that remind me of my childhood, as the City has changed so very much.
- Dianna K. Goneau Inkster
- - March 24, 2012 at 23:00:43
A great analogy between how Newfoundlanders treated the people from China and of Chinese descent and how Newfoundlanders themselves are treated by mainlanders. Here in Kingston they are generally just lumped in with people from the Maritimes, but in southern Ontario the attitude is harder.
- - March 24, 2012 at 16:34:44
People are people, no matter what you look like or where you came from. We are all pretty much the same. Good and bad people everywhere. Disliking someone because they are from elsewhere is pretty stupid.
- - March 24, 2012 at 09:54:44
For many decades I have been blessed to have people of chinese ancestory as close friends and acquaintances. As a born and bred Newfoundlander of irish/english ancestory, I feel proud and blessed to have enjoyed this experience. The chinese community have contributed so much to us as a people and to the province as a whole. I, for one, thank you.