Title: The Island of the Unclean: Race, Colonialism and Chinese Leprosy in British Columbia, 1891-1924

Description: Refereed article that "explores the links between race, health, and nation through the making of D'Arcy Island, Canada's first and only Chinese leper colony. Located in Haro Strait, off the coast of Vancouver Island, D'Arcy Island was established in 1891 and was operative until 1924. During this period, 49 men - mostly Chinese - were exiled to the Island. Banished indefinitely, the men spent their days waiting to be deported from Canada or to die, whichever came first." The paper is also available as a Rich Text Format (RTF) document.

Url: http://elj.warwick.ac.uk/global/issue/2003-1/mawani.htm
Release Flag: OK for Viewing
Date Issued: 2003-04-30
Date Of Record Creation: 2003-06-13 19:56:52
Date Record Checked: 2003-06-13
Date Last Modified: 2003-06-13 20:06:42
Publisher: Law, Social Justice & Global Development Journal
Creator: Mawani, Renisa
Subject: Chinese--British Columbia
D'Arcy Island
Leprosy patients
Public health administration--Case studies
Classification: Historical Disciplines and Subjects -- Ethnic
Historical Disciplines and Subjects -- Medical
Text Online -- Essays
Text Online -- Periodicals
Resource Type: Text
Language: English
Audience: Research
Lifelong Learner
Format: HTML
Rich Text Format (RTF)
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