The chinese railway
About the railway
Canada needed a railway that would stretch from one side of the country to the other. Andrew Onderdonk, a New York engineer, was given the contract to build the portion of the railway from Port Moody to Eagle Pass, near Revelstoke, British Columbia. The land in this area was mountainous, making the work difficult and dangerous. Workers were in short supply. Between 1881 and 1884, as many as 17 000 Chinese men came to B.C. to work as labourers on the Canadian Pacific Railway. The Chinese workers worked for $1.00 a day, and from this $1.00 the workers had to still pay for their food and their camping and cooking gear.
What chinese life was like
They were also payed (1.00) to (2.50) and the chinese were given one of the hard job. They had to use dinamiet that even if a rock hit it would exploded also had to pay (50.00) to being one person. After CPRWas done by the chinese they changed in 1992 the price to (500.00) for a chinese to bring someone
Rite of birth(1)
The a mother is done giving birth first month, first one hundred days, and one full year of a baby’s life, all directing at praying blessing for a newborn baby and driving evil spirits away from the mother.
The 12 zodiac animals
If one hits another person with a broom, the hitter will get bad luck and he will ruin his life.
(2) The Chinese believe that one should keep a well-shaven face. If one wears a moustache it should be well-trimmed. If one violates this norm it will give bad luck.
(3) Another Chinese superstition is that if a dog howls for a few hours in late night, it means someone died somewhere.