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Proper noun[edit]


  1. (Canada, television, radio) Initialism of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
  2. (Japan, television, radio) Initialism of Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting Company.
  3. (US) Initialism of Congressional Black Caucus.

See also[edit]

  • (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation): CTV


CBC (plural CBCs)

  1. (Canada, US) Initialism of Canadian-born Chinese.
    • 1996 September 8, Yum, Kenny, “Bridging the cultural divide”, in South China Sunday Morning Post:
      Like many Canadian-born Chinese (CBCs), Yao's parents are from Hong Kong. Brought up in multicultural Toronto, she, like other young CBCs, is stuck between two cultures.
    • 1999, Lau, Cam Hue, Role of Chinese Social Clubs in Chinese Identity: An Exploration of a Group of University Students (MA thesis), Calgary, Alberta: University of Calgary, page 92:
      According to most CBC students, Hong Kong Chinese were considered to be FOBs because they continued to partake in Hong Kong popular culture, and they were physically distinctive in terms of their Hong Kong styles of fashion.
    • 2008, Pomerantz, Shauna, Girls, Style, and School Identities: Dressing the Part[1], New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, →ISBN, pages 80–81:
      ESLs felt that they were better than CBCs because of their perceived cultural "authenticity," their loyalty to the home country, and their detailed knowledge of a language and culture that was not Canadian. And CBCs felt that they were better than ESLs because they had adapted to Canadian culture, were more interested in the present as opposed to the perceived obsession that ESLs had with the past, and were more aware of North American popular culture, such as style and music.
    • 2015, Todd, Matthew Richard Sheldon, English Ministry Crisis in Chinese Canadian Churches: Towards the Retention of English-Speaking Adults from Chinese Canadian Churches through Associated Parallel Independent English Congregational Models[2], Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, →ISBN, page 115:
      This survey has successfully identified some causative patterns and risk factors for CBCs leaving bicultural Chinese churches, which indicate where preventative kinds of leadership measures can be taken. For example, the research revealed that the life stage when the majority leave is young adulthood; that most CBCs deliberated for a lengthy period of time, assessing their options, before exiting; and that follow-up with them appears to have been minimal or nonexistent.
  2. (medicine) Initialism of complete blood count.

See also[edit]

  • (Canadian-born Chinese): ABC