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Divergent Patterns and Experiences of Integration


Findings about Chinese and Indian Immigrants in Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Singapore

Divergent Patterns and Experiences of Integration

Public webinar co-organized by the UBC School of Social Work and the UCLA Asia Pacific Center


Friday, April 16, 2021
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (Pacific Time)
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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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Funding for this webinar is provided by a UBC-UCLA Collaborative Research Mobility Award.


Sponsor(s): Asia Pacific Center, UBC School of Social Work, UBC Centre for Migration Studies, Nanyang Technological University Division of Sociology