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Cuba: A Unique Chapter of Overseas Chinese History

Cuba: A Unique Chapter of Overseas Chinese History (Full)

Date: 2018/3/24 (Saturday)
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Lecture Theatre)
Speaker: Dr LOUIE Kin-sheun
Organiser: Jointly organized with the TWGHs Records and Heritage Office
Remarks: Conducted in Cantonese. Free admission by reservation. Reservations for the talk starts on 27.02.2018 (Tuesday) and can be made by calling Tung Wah Museum at 2770 0867 (9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., except Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays). Seats are limited. Each person may reserve two seats for each talk. First-come-first-served.
Enquiry Telephone Number: 2770 0867

Cuba has always occupied a special place in the history of overseas Chinese. According to historical records, as early as 1847, the ocean liners Oquendo and Duke of Argyle had taken some 500 Chinese labourers to Havana, lifting the curtain on the history of overseas Chinese in Cuba. Between 1847 and 1874, an estimated 140,000 Chinese labourers were sent to Cuba, most of whom were deceived into taking up work or kidnapped. Today, fewer than 100 Chinese remain in Cuba. In his lecture, Dr Louie will discuss this unique chapter of overseas Chinese history in Cuba, drawing on his personal experience, field studies and historical documents. He will also share what he had seen and experienced in Cuba while he conducted his research.