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The Chinese in Vancouver, 1945-80: The Pursuit of Identity and Power - Contemporary Chinese Studies (Hardback)
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The Chinese in Vancouver, 1945-80: The Pursuit of Identity and Power - Contemporary Chinese Studies (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 01/12/1999
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In The Chinese in Vancouver, Wing Chung Ng captures the fascinating story of the city's Chinese in their search for identity. He juxtaposes the cultural positions of different generations of Chinese immigrants and their Canadian-born descendants and unveils the ongoing struggle over the definition of being Chinese. It is an engrossing story about cultural identity in the context of migration and settlement, where the influence of the native land and the appeal of the host city continued to impinge on the consciousness of the ethnic Chinese.

Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
ISBN: 9780774807326
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


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Theoretically informed, concise, and solidly documented, Ng's work is not just about the turbulent and fascinating history of Vancouver's Chinese community. It also shows just how much the Chinese had to say and to debate among themselves about who and what defined them and their community as Chinese. -- Gary Watson * CBRA 4193 *
... this detailed account includes considerable information on acculturation, socio-economic status, community activities both social and business, and problems associated with race... Writing is clear, organization coherent, details richly documented and gently tied to prior history of mainland China so the book has special value to historians. * Psychological Reports *
Ng's analysis allows for a poignant human dimension to frame the inevitable passing of the old-timers' generation, and also explains why these organizations continues to exist ... This book is a welcome addition to studies of the Chinese in Vancouver, as this community continues to thrive on Canada's west coast. -- Paul Yee * British Columbia Historical News *

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