The Homemaking Trajectories and Challenges of Chinese Immigrants in Canada

  • Ho Hon Leung


This chapter explores the challenges of the Chinese immigrants who make Canada their home in the twenty-first century. After a brief historical overview of the Chinese in Canada and their relationship to present trends in immigration, this chapter examines current aspects of Chinese settlement in Canada. The chapter argues that Chinese Canadians view their new home in complex and multifaceted ways due to the myriad general governmental policies and societal norms. The interaction of Canadian policies and the past and recurring experiences of the immigrants themselves create distinct meanings of home. The chapter highlights the key barriers to their settlement process and sheds lights on the future of the Chinese immigrants in Canada. Many Canadian Chinese, as products of a diaspora, will continue to view their home as consisting of multiple physical, geographical, and cultural locations.


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  • Ho Hon Leung
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyState University of New York, College at OneontaOneontaUSA

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