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Henry Lok-Tin Lee (1901 - 1980) was born in Taishan County, Guangdong, China. He devoted himself to serving the overseas Chinese. He was actively involved in education and worked as the teacher in many public schools in British Columbia. Besides, Lee was also on intimate terms with Kuomintang (Guomindang), and was elected and appointed to many important positions such as the representative for the National Assembly of the Republic of China, the standing committee member of Kuomintang’s general party branch in Canada and so on. Lee was also a traditional Chinese medicine doctor. The UBC Library’s Henry Lok-Tin Lee Collection consists of many rare books donated by the Lee family.  The collection contains a wide range of books on traditional Chinese medicine, literature and politics in the early 20th century, as well as archival materials











These photographs were taken during the 13th Congress of Kuomintang’s General Party Branch in Canada in 1955. The second image shows the secretary-general Lok-Tin Lee giving a speech at the opening ceremony.