Tian, Guang Books
About the author: Dr. Tian received a PhD in Social Anthropology from York University, Toronto, and is currently Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies, University of Toronto/York University.1999 0-7734-2253-6
This work examines how Mainland Chinese Refugees (MCRs), under diaspora conditions, identify themselves and adapt to their new environment in Canada. It probes how MCRs draw upon and reflect transnational social fields or imagined communities. As a study of ethnicity and coping strategies, it describes the MCRs in terms of who they are and where they come from in China; why these individuals became MCRs; why they chose Canada, and many other variables.