This series explores how children of Chinese immigrants, in several generations, have forged their Canadian identities — a process that can mean drawing from the cultures and traditions of two worlds, and often, too, feeling torn between them. Among those profiled by Tyee writer Christopher Cheung, himself born to Chinese immigrants, are Chinese Canadians who’ve grappled with discrimination and isolation, and acted on a deep determination to connect with their roots across the Pacific.
In This Series
Voices from five generations explain how they forged identities as children of Chinese immigrants to the Vancouver region. First in a series.
For children of Chinese immigrants reasons to go back are as old as the diaspora. Second in a series.
Larry Wong strained to escape Vancouver’s Chinese enclave. Decades later, he strived to preserve its legacy. Third in a series.
When daring to live beyond Chinatown meant battling racist taunts and flying fists. Latest in a series.
How some globalized kids are reconnecting with old ways. Last in series, now share your stories!