|Title||Some Problems in Chinese Organizational Development in Canada, 1923-1937|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1979|
|Journal||Canadian Ethnic Studies/Etudes Ethniques au Canada|
|Keywords||1923-1937, article, Canada, Canada/Canadian/Canadians, China/Chinese, Chinese organizational development, Development/Developments, M. Freedman's model, Organization/Organizations/ Organizational/ Organize/ Organizers/ Organized/ Organizing, problems|
Four questions relating to M. Freedman's general model of overseas Chinese associational development ('Immigrants and Associations: Chinese in Nineteenth-Century Singapore' in Immigrants and Associations, Fallars, L. A. , The Hague: Mouton, 1967) are considered using historical data on Chinese Canadians: (1) why community mediating associations exist in some communities of less complexity & size than others where they do not exist, (2) why there was a great proliferation of Chinese schools in Canada during the 1920s & 1930s, (3) the proliferation of theater groups in the 1920s & 1930s, & (4) the continued development of Canadian Chinese organizations in the 1920s & 1930s despite stability. The answers to these questions indicate that the Freedman model should be broadened to include relationships between community & environment & the continuing relations between Canadian Chinese communities & China. The historical context of both the host community & China also need to be considered. 4 Tables. M. Migalski.