The University of Manchester will host an evening of discussion on a little known aspect of Chinese emigrant history in Cuba on Friday 25th November in Samuel Alexander Building from 5pm. The evening will centre around a book published by Pathfinder Press which uses interviews with Armando Choy, Gustavo Chui, and Moisés Sío Wong, three Chinese Cubans who became generals in Cuba’s revolution that brought down the Batista dictatorship.
In 'Our History is Still Being Written: The Story of Three Chinese-Cuban Generals in the Cuban Revolution', the three men discuss their roles in the 1959 Cuban revolution, how they helped lead Cuban volunteers in the fight to defeat South African apartheid’s invasion of Angola, the historic place of Chinese immigration to Cuba and the place of Cuba in world politics today, and much more.
Speaking at the event will be Dr Raquel Ribeiro from the University of Nottingham, Jonathan Silberman from Pathfinder Books and Dr Aaron Moore from the Centre for Chinese Studies at the University of Manchester with Dr Par Kumaraswami, Co-Director, Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, chairing. This will be followed by a film showing excerpts from Loni Ding’s award-winning film “Ancestors in the Americas; Coolies, Settlers and Sailors”.
The event is sponsored by the Manchester University (MU) Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Cuba Solidarity Campaign in Manchester, MU African Caribbean Society, Mexican Society in Manchester and Pathfinder Books in Manchester. For Further details please email Pathfinder Books or Dr Par Kumaraswami