News & Notes
New book involving section members: Chee-Beng Tan and Walton Look Lai (eds) The Chinese in Latin America and the Caribbean (Brill, 2011).
Jun 1, 2011 | Personal and Professional Notes
Book description: The Chinese migration to the Latin America/Caribbean region is an understudied dimension of the Asian American experience. There are three distinct periods in the history of this migration: the early colonial period (pre-19th century), when the profitable three-century trade connection between Manila and Acapulco led to the first Asian migrations period (19th to early twentieth centuries), market by the coolie trade known to Chinese diaspora studies; and the renewed immigration of the late 20th century to the present. Written by specialists on the Chinese in Latin American and the Caribbean, this book tells the story of Asian migration to the Americas and contributes to a more comprehensive understanding of the Chinese in this important part of the world. Website: http://www.brill.nl/chinese-latin-america-and-caribbean