Barrio Chino: meet the Chinese-Cubans fighting to keep their culture alive — Document Journal

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— by Lulu Yao Gioiello: “A Chinatown without Chinese” is how most describe the neighborhood in Havana, Cuba known as Barrio Chino de La Havana—once home to thousands of Chinese men and their mixed-race families. Some might struggle to imagine a sprawling community of Chinese-Cubans. Yet in the late 1800s, there were as many as 120,000 Chinese men living and working in Cuba. Havana’s Chinatown was once the largest in all of Latin America…

Image courtesy of Sean Alexander Geraghty

July 15, 2019


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