Migration, Race and Empire: Canada and the Transpacific

Units: 1.5

Formerly: HIST 509B

Brings together the histories of the Pacific and British Columbia using a translocal lens to analyze critically the intersections between race, colonialism and indigeneity from 1840 to the 1950s. Specific attention to Asian Canadian experiences on Vancouver Island and the impact of conflicting empires (British, American and Japanese). Utilizes critical anti-racist and feminist theory, and offers possibilities for innovative public history projects and community-based, action research.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of HSTR 509B, HIST 509B.

Graduate course in the History program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

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