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Chinese and Homicide in Early Saskatchewan

Jan 14, 2014, 1pm-2:30pm

As part of our popular Lunch Talk series, McLaughlin College proudly presents Ken Leyton- Brown.

Shortly after the creation of the province of Saskatchewan in 1905, there were three murder trials in which the defendants were of Chinese extraction. The deaths, investigations and trials reveal much about the place of Chinese in early Canadian society; how predominantly white communities responded to the presence of Chinese; how the Chinese successfully made lives for themselves in a not-always-welcoming land and how justice was administered in the new province.

Ken Leyton-Brown studied history and law at Queen's University and is now associate professor of history at the University of Regina. His recent publications include The Practice of Execution in Canada (2010) and, co-authored with Dongyan Blachford, The University of Regina and China: the First 30 Years (2011). His current research focus is Chinese and the law in early Saskatchewan.


Location:McLaughlin College Senior Common Room, 140 McLaughlin College
Sponsor:Office of the Master, McLaughlin College
Posted by:Lorraine Myrie
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