Chinese In Canada

Paperback | May 1, 1998

byPeter Li

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First published in 1988, The Chinese in Canada remains a provocative account of the history and development of the Chinese-Canadian community. One reviewer praised the first edition as written in an 'extremely lucid and succinct fashion, admirably blending historical and demographic data'(Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology), and another described it as 'a credit to its author', remarking that 'it also helps to rehabilitate a field which is mesmerized by the notion of fidelity to native culture and by the illusion of ethnic inequality' (Canadian Historical Review). Thebook's success prompted the publication of a Chinese translation in 1992. In this second edition, Peter Li has expanded his original historical analysis to include the many changes that have taken place in the Chinese-Canadian community in recent years. In addition to explaining how and why theChinese became targets of institutional racism, he offers new insights into why Canadian society continues to view Chinese-Canadians as foreigners, despite their occupational and economic success.

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First published in 1988, The Chinese in Canada remains a provocative account of the history and development of the Chinese-Canadian community. One reviewer praised the first edition as written in an 'extremely lucid and succinct fashion, admirably blending historical and demographic data'(Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology)...

Peter S. Li is Professor of Sociology at the University of Saskatchewan and chair of the Economic Domain of the Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Integration headquartered at the University of Alberta. He is the author of many books and articles, including The Making of Post-War Canada (1996), and the editor of Rac...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:May 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195412710

ISBN - 13:9780195412710

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TablesPrefaceI Introduction1. Thorny Questions and Conceptual BiasesII The Development of Institutional Racism2. Chinese Emigration3. Racism Against the ChineseIII The Chinese Community in the Exclusion Era4. Occupations and Ethnic Business5. Marriage and the Family6. Community Organizations and Social LifeIV The Emergence of the Chinese Community After the War7. Chinese Immigration to Canada8. Contemporary Chinese Canadians9. Social Mobility and the Chinese Middle Class10. Old Images and New PoliticsNotesReferencesAuthor IndexSubject Index

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"The book is written in an evocative style that is both intellectual and accessible...[it] should be required reading for anyone seeking to understand his or her own identity and place in Canadian society." Rice Paper