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Results from the Hong Kong Remigration Project: Departing, adjusting, returning

Nan M. Sussman

in Return Migration and Identity

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028832
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207370 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888028832.003.0005
Results from the Hong Kong Remigration Project: Departing, adjusting, returning

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This chapter summarizes participant responses to questions regarding predeparture identity, reasons for emigration, and the adaptation/acculturation process to either Australia or Canada. It notes that these are the antecedents to the remigration experience and may serve as casual elements in understanding the transition that follows. It observes that in-depth excerpts from immigrant narratives show remarkable similarities in expectations and experience, while giving insight into some demographically related variability. It also discusses the decision-making process that led the migrants home to Hong Kong.

Keywords: participant responses; predeparture identity; emigration; adaptation; acculturation; Australia; Canada; remigration; decision-making process

Chapter.  15850 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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