K. Dock Yip

Actor, Deceased Person

1906 – 2001

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Who was K. Dock Yip?

Kew Dock Yip LLB was the first Chinese-Canadian lawyer and the second youngest son of Yip Sang, a prominent Chinese merchant in Vancouver in the 1900s.

K. Dock Yip graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1945 and help to bring about the repeal of the Chinese Immigration Act of 1923. He was an important community leader in Toronto's Chinatown. In 1985, he played the role of a tong leader in the movie Year of the Dragon starring Mickey Rourke. He continued to practice until his death.

Yip's sister, Susanne Yip Gimling, was Principal of Kwangtung Provincial Girls’ Middle School in Guangzhou in the 1930s.

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Born
1906
Also known as
  • Yè Qiúduó
  • Kew Dock Yip LLB
Parents
Siblings
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • Osgoode Hall Law School
Died
2001

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