History of Chinese Immigration to Canada.
This paper reviews the early years of Chinese immigration to Canada, focusing on the turn of the last century.
# 86161 | 2,925 words | 12 sources | 2005 |
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Canadian Studies (Gender, Race, Class issues) , Canadian Studies (Immigration Issues) , Ethnic Studies (General) , Canadian Studies (General) , Hot Topics (Immigration)
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This paper examines Chinese exclusion/limited immigration in Canada before World War II, including the notion of 'yellow peril'. Recounting changes in policy and Chinese experience, the paper notes how the Chinese responded, earning a fine reputation as conditions gradually improved. This paper also notes the pride of the Canadian Chinese in sometimes humble ancestors who came to build the railway, or simply entered Canada with nothing.
From the Paper:"The paper explains Canadian reluctance concerning Chinese immigration and the formation of Chinese communities in Canada, in the light of ideas and policies once common in other parts of the British Empire and in the United States. Notions of `yellow peril' and Chinese criminality were important influences upon this exclusion, as derived from British Asia, Africa or the Caribbean, or California, more than within Canada itself. Much opposition had to do with simple ignorance and ideas of the Chinese that were incorrect."
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