The Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung Collection at UBC Library
Golden Inheritance: The Wallace B. Chung and Madeline H. Chung Collection at UBC Library, penned by local author and UBC alumnus Larissa Buijs, provides an overview of Dr. Wallace B. Chung and his family, profiles the dedication and dynamics behind the Chung Collection, and offers an in-depth examination of its three themes: early British Columbia history, immigration and settlement, and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company.
The result is an absorbing read, accompanied by an array of images that speak to an exceptional collection, its passionate collector, and the broader forces that inspired the Chung Collection and helped shape today’s Canada.
As author Larissa Buijs writes, “The strengths of the Chung Collection lie not only in the merits of its titanic array of primary source materials–many of which would be nearly impossible to find today–but also in the invaluable perspective it offers on the development of Canada from a Western Canadian and, in particular, Chinese Canadian viewpoint.”
Dr. Chung has personally dedicated Golden Inheritance to his parents, Chung Ham and Chung Hung Sze, and to the pioneers whose toil and sacrifices have made their dream of Gold Mountain a reality for all those who followed them.
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Published May 2, 2023