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Divergent Patterns and Experiences of Integration: Findings about Chinese and Indian Immigrants in Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Singapore
A public webinar co-organized by the UBC School of Social Work and the UCLA Asia Pacific Center. This event is co-sponsored by the UBC Centre for Migration Studies and the NTU Division of Sociology
Friday, April 16, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
[ Abstract ]
Chinese and South Asian contemporary immigrants constitute two of the largest Asia-origin groups in many countries, including Canada, Singapore and the United States. Although they are generally hyper-selected and are generally well-integrated economically in the host society, their lived experiences on the ground are more complex than expected. In this e-forum we will present findings of an international study which examines how immigrant selectivity and contexts of reception shape identity formation, sense of belonging, and the idea of home in Los Angeles, Singapore and Vancouver. Findings suggest that these contemporary Asian immigrants, especially the highly skilled, do not fit neatly into the linear models of assimilation. Rather, they display multivariate, and even peculiar and counterintuitive, patterns of sociocultural integration.
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