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 around the globe. 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. Drawing on the new mobilities paradigm, contributors explore this phenomenon through five lenses, mapping out historic, cultural and symbolic, highly skilled, family and gendered, and transnational mobilities. This volume offers fresh insights into historical and contemporary Chinese mobilities and issues of transnationalism.
Lloyd L. Wong is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Calgary. He coedited Transnational Identities and Practices in Canada and is an editor of the journal Canadian Ethnic Studies.
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
Trans-Pacific Mobilities: The Chinese and Canada provides a welcome breadth of knowledge on different groups of ethnic Chinese in Canada from the late nineteenth century to the present day.