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Imaging the Chinese in Cuban Literature and Culture$
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Ignacio López-Calvo

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813032405

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813032405.001.0001

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Imaging the Chinese in Cuban Literature and Culture
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Ignacio López-Calvo

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813032405.003.0001

This chapter discusses the importance of the island nation of Cuba to the history of Chinese interaction with the West. It also states that the literary and cultural representation of the Chinese in Cuba is inseparable from the interpretation of racism before and after the Cuban Revolution. It looks at the immigration of the Chinese to Cuba over the years, discusses the representation of the Chinese in the literary works created in Cuba, and presents a brief overview of the next chapters.

Keywords:   Cuba, history, Chinese interaction, representation, Chinese, racism, Cuban Revolution, immigration, literary works, cultural representation

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