The Potato Wars is a true story about how in 1935, a group of Chinese potato farmers fought The BC Coast Vegetable Marketing Board for the right to sell potatoes. The Board had implemented a system of quotas and fixed prices that prevented the Chinese from selling their produce in Vancouver. It’s a piece of Chinese-Canadian history that graphic artist, Joanne Hui, examines in a unique way and in the process, makes learning history fun.
Check out Joanne’s blog here or take a look at her work and profile at En Masse.
2 thoughts on “The Potato Wars: A Story About an Unfair Food Fight”
Interesting. Reminds me of the Irish potato famine in a way.
Interesting indeed. Thanks for reading.