Being Chinese in Canada sheds a personal light on the Head Tax and Chinese Exclusion Act

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William Ging Wee Dere's grandfather and father both paid a $500 head tax to immigrate to Canada from China. In his new book, Being Chinese in Canada, Dere looks at the impacts of the Head Tax and Chinese Exclusion Act on the Chinese-Canadian community - and the way forward. He sits down with guest host Rebecca Ugolini.

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