Chinese History in Birmingham
These pages are a brief history of Chinese people in Birmingham drawing on material held in Birmingham Libraries. Follow the links below to discover more about the long-standing connections between Birmingham and East Asia.
To find out what Birmingham Libraries has in stock about China, please use the online library catalogue. Simply type China or Chinese in the Keyword Search box. If you're going to travel to a library to collect a book or CD, please phone first to make sure it's on the shelf.
The first trade links between Birmingham and China
Chinese settlement in the early twentieth century
Chinese New Year in the Arcadian Centre
Information about Chinese language, religion, festivals, food, medicine and way of life.
Information about Birmingham's diverse communities
NEW ! You can now see more photographs of From Cathay to Pershore Street by Terry Lo on the Connecting Histories web site.