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Imaging the Chinese in Cuban Literature and Culture

Ignacio López-Calvo

Abstract

More than 150 years ago, the first Chinese contract laborers (“coolies”) arrived in Cuba to work the colonial plantations. Eventually, over 150,000 Chinese immigrated to the island, and their presence has had a profound effect on all aspects of Cuban cultural production, from food to books to painting. The author's interpretations often go against the grain of earlier research, refusing to conceive of Cuban identity either in terms of a bipolar black/white opposition or an idyllic and harmonious process of miscegenation. He also counters traditional representations of chinos mambises, Chinese ... More

Keywords: Chinese contract laborers, coolies, Cuba, colonial plantations, Cuban identity, cultural production, chinos mambises

Bibliographic Information

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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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ignacio López-Calvo, author
University of California, Merced

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