Chinese Immigrants

By Tyler Nyrose

How The Canadians Benefitted From The Chinese Immigrants

Many Chinese Immigrants risked their lives working on the Cp Rail because of the bad conditions in the mountains. They weren't paid very well because they only got 1$ per week. every mile they went about 4 people died. They earned one dollar a day, two-thirds of the money a white man earned. they mostly ate bread and soup. After the Cp Rail was done in 1885 some of the Chinese wanted to bring their family over but it was 50$ to bring someone over. In 1900 They raised the head tax to 100$ and then in 1903 they raised it to 500$. I know why they raised the head tax and it was to stop people to keep coming in.

Spring Festival

The largest festival is called the spring festival it marks the beginning of a lunar year. The Spring Festival is the most important festival for the Chinese people and is when all family members get together, just like Christmas in the West. All people living away from home go back, becoming the busiest time for transportation systems of about half a month from the Spring Festival.

Lion Dance

The lion dance is one of the most famous Chinese cultural traditions. Its is held in most festivals and its supposed to bring good luck and get rid of evil. The lion dance is also held at a new companies opening.

The Chinese Zodiac

Medicines

Superstitions

Food

Clothing

Architecture

The Chinese traditional architecture looks like a temple or it was made for a king. The temples usual colors are red green a yellow

Sports

Ping-Pong

In china ping-pong is a really big sport and they us all-out of their free time playing it