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One of the themes of the Jade Peony was the difficulty that the early Chinese immigrants had to face when they came to Canada in the late 1800s Wong Suk is one of the early immigrants believing there is a gold mountain that could make them rich There had also been rumours of gold in the rivers that poured down those mountain cliffs gold that could make a man and his family wealthy overnight pg 17 When he first arrived he found out the gold mountain was only a lie instead waiting for him is dangerous railroad work a low-paying job with only a few dollars left to send back to China every month and never enough dollars to buy passage home pg 17 He also had to face a racist Canadian government who passed the Chinese Exclusion Act and shut down all ordinary bachelor-man traffic between Canada and China shut off any women from arriving and divided families pg 17 In those early years Chinatown was populated with males this reflected the process of men was brought over for labourers and the women were left behind in China Wong Suk was unhappy with the governments treatment and he remarked One day they say Old Wong okay-okay Next day Wong stinky Chink pg 48 The racism caused the Chinese to resent Canadian culture Therefore the elders Poh Poh and Wong Suk never gotten use to the Canadian Society and were unable to accept the Canadian culture Therefore Chinatown was created a society that runs like as if it is in China The Chinese created their own small town over the sea and out in the middle of a strange country to produce the next generation and to keep alive the Chinese culture and tradition Even when they passed away they wish their bones would be brought back to China Two thousand pounds of bones going home to China isnt that wonderful pg 64 Each and
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