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Shing Wah Daily News

Due to overpopulation and political and economic instability in their native country, a large number of Chinese emigrated from China in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The earliest immigration to Canada occurred on the west coast, in British Columbia, but there is evidence of Chinese businesses in Toronto as early as 1878. Following the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1886, Toronto received an influx of Chinese from the west, and by 1912 the Chinese population in the city was 2100. Between 1911 and 1941, Toronto had the third largest Chinese population in Canada. As of 2006, over half a million people of Chinese ethnic origin were living in Toronto.

The official organ of the Shing Wah Association (Chinese Nationalist League or Kuomintang), the Shing Wah Yat Po (Shing Wah Daily News) was the primary daily Chinese language newspaper in Canada, and the largest Chinese newspaper in North America. Published in Toronto between 1922 and September 29, 1990, it was preceded by the weekly newspaper Hsing Jua Chou Pao (Shing Wah) (1916-1922). In its early days, the newspaper was published by Ernest C. Mark, who came to Toronto from China in 1916 and was involved in several social and political organizations. Due to its affiliation with the Chinese Nationalist League, the paper was known for its pro-Nationalist political views. It became a monthly publication in 1983 and in October 1990 it was superseded by a monthly magazine of the same name. Issues of the Shing Wah Yat Po dating from May 29, 1923 to September 29, 1990 have been digitized and are made available here.

Collection contributed by: Multicultural History Society of Ontario

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Shing Wah Daily News

En raison de la surpopulation et de l’instabilité économique et politique dans leur pays, un grand nombre de Chinois ont quitté la Chine à la fin du 19e siècle et au début du 20e siècle. La première vague migratoire au Canada a déferlé sur la côte Ouest, en Colombie-Britannique, mais on a recensé des commerces chinois à Toronto dès 1878. Après l’achèvement de la construction du chemin de fer Canadien Pacifique en 1886, Toronto a accueilli de nombreux Chinois venant de la côte Ouest et en 1912, la ville comptait 2 100 personnes d’origine chinoise. Entre 1911 et 1941, Toronto abritait la plus grande population chinoise au Canada. En 2006, plus d’un demi million de gens d’origine ethnique chinoise habitaient à Toronto.

L’organe officiel de l’Association Shing Wah (Ligue nationaliste chinoise ou Kuomintang), le Shing Wah Yat Po (Shing Wah Daily News) était le principal journal quotidien de langue chinois au Canada et le plus important journal chinois en Amérique du Nord. Publié à Toronto entre 1922 et le 29 septembre 1990, il fut précédé par le journal hebdomadaire Hsing Jua Chou Pao (Shing Wah) (1916-1922). À ses débuts, le journal était publié par Ernest C. Mark, qui est venu à Toronto de la Chine en 1916 et s’est impliqué dans différents organismes sociaux et politiques. En raison de son affiliation avec la Ligue nationaliste chinoise, le journal était reconnu pour ses opinions politiques pro-nationalistes. Il est devenu une publication mensuelle en 1983 et en octobre 1990, il fut remplacé par une revue mensuelle du même nom. Des copies du Shing Wah Yat Po datant du 29 mai 1923 au 29 septembre 1990 ont été numérisées et sont disponibles ici.

Contribution de la Multicultural History Society of Ontario