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From Harling Point

From Harling Point

From Harling Point

Traditional Chinese belief states that the souls of people who die in a foreign place wander lost until their bones are returned home. For Chinese pioneers who died in Canada, the Chinese Cemetery at Harling Point was a temporary resting place until their remains could be returned to their ancestral villages in China. With the Second World War and the rise of Mao Tse Tsung, the return home for these 'wandering souls' was eventually prevented, leading to a long period of neglect, decline, and controversy for the Harling Point Cemetery. Through archival footage and interviews, this history of neglect is traced to the Cemetery's revival as a National Heritage Site.

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