In this companion volume to A White Man's Provinceand The Oriental Question, Patricia E. Roy examines the climaxof antipathy to Asians in Canada: the removal of all Japanese Canadiansfrom the BC coast in 1942. Their free return was not allowed until1949. Yet the war also brought increased respect for Chinese Canadians;they were enfranchised in 1947 and the federal government softened itsban on Chinese immigration.The Triumph of Citizenship explains why Canada ignored therights of Japanese Canadians and placed strict limits on Chineseimmigration. In response, Japanese Canadians and their supporters inthe human rights movement managed to halt "repatriation" toJapan, and Chinese Canadians successfully lobbied for the same rightsas other Canadians to sponsor immigrants. The final triumph ofcitizenship came in 1967, when immigration regulations were overhauledand the last remnants of discrimination removed.The Triumph of Citizenship reminds all Canadians of thevalues and limits of their citizenship; students of political historyand of ethnic relations in particular will find this bookcompelling.