Smoke and Fire: The Chinese in Montreal (Hardcover)

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Smoke and Fire: The Chinese in Montreal (Hardcover)

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This book is, in fact, a study of human survival. It describes the Chinese immigrants in Montreal, Canada, as they encounter racial discrimination. It begins with the arrival of the first batch of Cantonese, in the 1850s, in Victoria, British Columbia, and ends, in the late 1970s and 1980s, in Montreal. Like Vancouver and Toronto, Montreal saw the influx of two contrasting groups of Chinese: refugees of Chinese descent from Indo-China, and economic migrants from Hong-Kong. The book uses oral history and in-depth interview material, in documenting the costs of racism on the one hand, and the strategies for adaptation on the other. The author argues that the kind of racism the Chinese in Montreal have been subjected to is a systematic one. This book is now distributed by Brill for The Chinese University Press.
Chan Kwok Bun is Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore. He has published many books and essays on the overseas Chinese and Indo-Chinese refugees. He is the editor of the Southeast-Asian Journal of Social Science.
Product Details ISBN: 9789622014619
ISBN-10: 9622014615
Publisher: Chinese University of Hong Kong Press
Publication Date: January 22nd, 1991
Pages: 330
Language: English