A Mother’s Hope: Hui Lan’s Family Stories

母亲的心愿: 惠兰一家
  • Shijing Xu
Part of the Intercultural Reciprocal Learning in Chinese and Western Education book series (IRLCWE)


Hui Lan, the main character in Chapter 4, is a stay-at-home mother of three children. Her husband works at a Chinese restaurant in downtown Toronto. They hold on to their belief that education plays a crucial role in the future of their boys and the family. They have no regrets for the sacrifices they make as long as it contributes to a better future for the boys. They see the importance of school education as well as the importance of family education. They keep tutoring and modeling for their boys to push them to achieve academic success at school, and at the same time to make sure that they are growing up as good citizens with traditional Chinese humanity and family values.


  1. Toronto District School Board. (2005). The 2013–2014 Environmental Scan of the Toronto District School Board Programs. Retrieved March 2, 2005, from

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shijing Xu
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  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of WindsorWindsorCanada

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