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Introduction

Ignacio López-Calvo

in Imaging the Chinese in Cuban Literature and Culture

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032405
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039466 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813032405.003.0001
Introduction

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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

Chapter.  10744 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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