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Trans-Pacific Mobilities
The Chinese and Canada
Lloyd L. Wong  

$89.95 Hardcover
Release Date: 3/1/2017
ISBN: 9780774833790    

$34.95 Paperback
Release Date: 10/1/2017
ISBN: 9780774833806    

376 Pages


About the Book

With the number of Chinese living outside of its borders expected to reach 52 million by 2030, China has one of the most mobile populations on earth, shaping economies, cultures, and politics throughout Asia, the Americas, and the South Pacific.

Trans-Pacific Mobilities charts how the cross-border movement of Chinese people, goods, and images affects notions of place, belonging, and identity, particularly in Canada, as China’s international influence continues to grow. Drawing on the new mobilities paradigm, the interdisciplinary cast of contributors explores this phenomenon through five lenses, mapping out historic, cultural and symbolic, highly skilled, family and gendered, and transnational Chinese mobilities.

This timely volume is an invaluable resource for those interested in historical and contemporary Chinese mobilities and related issues of migration, immigration, ethnicity, and transnationalism.

About the Author(s)

Lloyd L. Wong is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Calgary.

Contributors: Kay Anderson, Marcella S. Cassiano, Stephanie Chan, Elena Chou, Paul Crowe, Sara Dorow, Eric Fong, Karl Froschauer, Shibao Guo, Yan Guo, Shuyu Kong, David Chuenyan Lai, Ho Hon Leung, Eva Xiaoling Li, Jenny Li, Peter S. Li, Wei Li, Lucia Lo, Yixi Lu, Guida Man, Heather Schmidt, Lloyd L. Wong, Henry Yu, Shaolu Yu, Yan Zhang, and Li Zong

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Introduction: Trans-Pacific Mobilites: The Chinese and Canada / Lloyd L. Wong

Part 1: Historical Mobilities

1 The Cantonese Pacific: Migration Networks and Mobility Across Space and Time / Henry Yu and Stephanie Chan
2 Transnational Mobilities in Canadian Chinatowns / David Chuenyan Lai

Part 2: Cultural and Symbolic Mobilities

3 Heeding the Phoenix Pen: Trans-Pacific Scriptures from Lü Dongbin / Paul Crowe
4 Mandarin Profile: Chinese-Language Television and Geo-Ethnic Storytelling / Shuyu Kong
5 Media Representations of Investment and Labour in Alberta’s Resource Economy / Marcella Sisqueira Cassiano, Sara Dorow, and Heather Schmidt

Part 3: Highly Skilled Mobilities

6 New Immigrants from China to Canada, 1980–2009: Migration Patterns and Economic Performance / Eva Xiaoling Li and Peter S. Li
7 Economic Mobilities of Highly Skilled China-Born Migrants in Canada and the United States / Lucia Lo, Shaolu Yu, and Wei Li
8 Chinese Techno-Immigrants in Western Canada / Karl Froschauer and Lloyd L. Wong
9 Canadian Immigration Policy and Chinese Students: Transitioning to Permanent Residency / Yixi Lu and Li Zong

Part 4: Family and Gendered Mobilities

10 Locational Dispersion of Family Members: Chinese in Toronto / Eric Fong and Jenny Li
11 Gendered Practices of Middle-Class Chinese Immigrant Women Professionals / Guida Man and Elena Chou
12 Bringing Transnationalism Home: Mobility and Locality in China-Canada Adoption / Sara Dorow

Part 5: Transnational Mobilities

13 Exploring Transnational Identities of Chinese Immigrant Children in Canada / Yan Zhang and Yan Guo
14 Double Diaspora: The Experience of Chinese Canadians in Beijing / Shibao Guo
15 The Practice of Transnationalism in Pacific Mall: Chinese Canadian Experience / Ho Hon Leung
16 Chinatown Unbound / Kay Anderson

List of Contributors


"Written by an impressive team of contributors, this anthology bridges conversations taking place across a number of disciplines to look at the impact that Chinese mobilities have had, and will continue to have, on Canadian society. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book."
--Dr. Huping Ling, Changjiang Scholar Chair Professor at Truman State University and author of Chinese Chicago: Race, Transnational Migration, and Community since 1870

"This volume is an invaluable and comprehensive resource for understanding not only Chinese migration and settlement in Canada but also Chinese economic, social, and cultural mobilities, and the mobilization of transnational and diasporic networks."
--Lawrence Lam, associate professor of sociology at York University and author of From Being Uprooted to Surviving: Resettlement of Vietnamese-Chinese "Boat People" in Montreal, 1980–1990

Sample Chapter

Sample Chapter [PDF]

Related Topics

Asian Studies
Immigration & Emigration

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