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Literature Review: The History of Chinese Diaspora and Local Food Networks | By Nathan Chan

“I grew up in Burnaby as a third-generation Chinese-Canadian. Both of my parents were born and raised in the lower mainland after my grandparents immigrated to Canada in the 1950s for a better life. They worked hard, laborious jobs; my maternal grandparents worked in farming and my paternal grandparents in the food and logging industry. Something I had always wondered was why not only my grandparents but all of our family friends are known through the food and agricultural community… 

Why and how did so many Chinese immigrants get into farming? How did Chinese farmers affect local food systems? How are local food networks shaped today?”