Chinese Immigrants Came to Canada and Settled into a New Culture
Meantime the father has a dilemma: he has to make a decision between the younger and older generation each of which has a totally opposite opinion of their traditional culture. Because of the strong traditional gender role in China, he was the one who made the important decisions. When the grandchildren, complain about grandmother's daily habits, he cannot tell "his Grand old One, his aging mother, that what [is] somehow appropriate in a poor village in China, [is] an abomination" in Canada.
Choy shows us that each successful generation of immigrants identities with their original culture and more with the culture of their new home. It is the oldest generation who is the keeper of Chinese cultural identity, an identity the younger generation has rejected and lost.
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