Report of the Royal Commission on Chinese Immigration; Report and Evidence

Report of the Royal Commission on Chinese Immigration; Report and Evidence

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...a few are artisans; of traders there are very few of them indeed. They come about 2. I have seen some of them coming on shore with their skins looking as healthy as they..., .., 0.111. . 1-114 ever will be. muddier than usual, and about as fit for labor as ever they are likely to become on the same innutritions keep they are used to. They have very small parcels of clothing, etc. 3. There is no public poor relief as yet established by law in British Columbia, but if these folks are put on shore here in continuation, irrespective of the demand for them and of the depression of white labor which they must cause, then there must be poor rates. At present the importers of the Chinese slaves provide for them, as they would not like to lose a hand no more than a farmer his ox. 4. (a) "Industrious or idle?" In their own way they are the former, but when possible they will shirk their work. (b) "Sober or drunken?" If this refers to the use or non-use of alcoholic stimulants, they cannot afford these at first, but after a while and when free and better off, they do use these stimulants, yet then they do not drink abroad. If to soporifics, they all use opium, and many to excess, as they show. (c) "Economical or extravagant?" They spend but little and this all in the way of exclusive dealing, but at gambling they risk large sums and are passionately fond of games of risk. (d) Law-abiding or turbulent?" I do not take these terms as exact contradictories; but I take the fact to be this: First, they are and yet are not law-abiding, because they have their own laws, rules and judicatories, and are only accidentally law-abiding. Second, although not breaking the law by acts of violence, they evade it, as for example by..."show more

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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 726g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236617061
  • 9781236617064