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SOC218H1 Lecture Notes - French Language, Pan-Asianism, Pakistani Canadians

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Eric Fong

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soc218 - vietnamese
-saigon is the capital city of south vietnam
-renamed it after war, became fuchimin city.
-1975: the fall of saigon
-panic efforts to leave the country
-refugee wave, sea, air, land escape.
-difficult trip, pirates, shortage of food, no modern technology to aid
their direction.
-south vietnam fell to north vietnam troops
-saigon city is renamed.
-US government had a little help with their escape
-immigration waves
-first wave: 1950s and early 1960s
-canada, due to humanitarian reasons accept vietnamese immigrants.
-long process of acceptance, had to look through list of names in every
refugee camp.
-but not all are directly from vietnam, some from other asia countries
(refugee camps) as they have first fled to that country before canada.
- first wave
-most of immigrants are students (quebec), montreal, as they have affiliation with
french language as vietnam was a colony of france previously.
-second wave 1978-1992
-boat people
-entered canada in montreal, toronto, calgary, edmonton, vancouver
-professional, bureaucrat, military related, educated background, slightly wealthy,
members of the catholic church
-why people leave?
-internal reasons
-terror and imprisonment, fearful that their properties will be taken away,
personal safety is insecure
-collective land policy is belonged to government, no individuals anymore,
land is taken away. communist government wanted to build a model
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