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Immigration History - Chinese (reading)

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC218H1
Professor
Eric Fong
Semester
Fall

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SOC218 Readings Immigration HistoryChinese Contemporary ChineseCanadians Peter S Li By last decade of 20th CE Chinese have been in Canada for 130 years o Subjected to legislative discrimination and exclusionAfter 1947 enjoy civil rights of other Canadians1967 changes in immigration policy allowed Chinese to be admitted under same conditions as other groupsAfter 1967 and especially mid 1980s new ChineseCanadian community emergedGeographic distribution and demographic characteristic1991 Census out of 273 million Canadians o 516900 claimed Chinese as mother tongue Second largest after Italian as mother tongue o 633933 Canadians of Chinese origin 24 of total population22x larger than 1981 5x of 1971 Increase due to increase volume of Chinese immigration after 1967 immigration policy than to natural growth Most live in Ontario and British Columbia o BCoAB197137 199112198135 oQB199131 19917 o ONoOther197132 19914198140 199146Most settled in met
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