Eric Fong

Professor, Department of Sociology
Advisory Committee Member, Ethnic and Pluralism Studies Collaborative Graduate Program
Collaborative Master's Specialization in Contemporary East and Southeast Asian Studies, Asian Institute


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Eric Fong is a Professor of Sociology. He is the current Vice President of the Canadian Population Society and the Chair-Elect of the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association. Fong also serves as an academic advisor at various international research centres. Fong widely publishes in the areas of race and ethnic residential patterns and immigration. One of his current projects, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, examines the immigrant businesses in small and large cities.

Selected Publications:

Barry Edmonston and Eric Fong, editors. 2011. The Changing Canadian Population. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press.

“Return Migration from Canada to Hong Kong” The China Review 12(1): 25-44. 2011.

Eric Fong and Chiu Luk, editors. 2007. Chinese Ethnic Business: Global and Local Perspectives. London, UK: Routledge.

“Residential Patterns Among Religious Groups in Canadian Cities.” City and Community 10(4):393-413. (with Elic Chan)

“Community under Stress: Trust, Reciprocity, and Community Collective Efficacy during SARS Outbreak.” Journal of Community Health 36(5):797-810. (with Ly-yun Chang)

“Explaining Ethnic Enclave, Ethnic Entrepreneurial and Employment Niches: A Case Study of Chinese in Canadian Immigrant Gateway Cities.” Urban Studies 48 (8): 1605-1634. (with Shen Jing)

“Linking Dichotomous Segregation with Multi-group Segregation: Weighted Segregation Ratios in Selected U.S. Metropolitan Areas.” Social Science Research 40 (1) :379-391. (Lingxin Hao and Eric Fong)

“Introduction: Return Migration” Social Transformations in Chinese Societies 7(1):3-4.

“Return Migration in Hong Kong: Earnings of Recent Return Migrants.” Social Transformations in Chinese Societies 7(1):95-118.

Eric Fong, editor. 2006. Inside the Mosaic. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

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