Chapter 7. Establishing Roots: From the Nuclear Family to Substantive Citizenship

  1. David Ley

Published Online: 2 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319262.ch7

Millionaire Migrants: Trans-Pacific Life Lines

Millionaire Migrants: Trans-Pacific Life Lines

How to Cite

Ley, D. (2010) Establishing Roots: From the Nuclear Family to Substantive Citizenship, in Millionaire Migrants: Trans-Pacific Life Lines, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319262.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2010

Book Series:

  1. RGS-IBG Book Series

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405192910

Online ISBN: 9781444319262



  • establishing roots - from nuclear family to substantive citizenship;
  • recently landed Chinese - Canadian family, effects of transnational status on family members;
  • transnational Chinese-Canadian Family;
  • immigrant agency, SUCCESS - 40 percent of Hong Kong Chinese in transnational family arrangements;
  • economic under-performance in Canada - establishing spatial gradient;
  • ‘very low class’ underscoring reputational issues at stake;
  • immigrant women in transnational relationships - as victims of male patriarchy;
  • astronaut and satellite kids - English-language culture at school, children acculturated;
  • education and trade in University credentials;
  • Asian-Canadian Church - isolation to integration


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Transnational Chinese-Canadian Family

  • The Understimulated Male

  • The Resilient Woman

  • Astronaut and Satellite Kids

  • Education and the Student Vanguard

  • The Geography of Educational Advantage

  • The Trade in University Credentials

  • The Asian-Canadian Church: From Isolation to Integration

  • Settlement Agencies: Building the Bridges

  • Participation, Citizenship, Belonging, Identity: Climbing the Integration Ladder

  • Conclusion