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Title: CI Lecture: "Chinese in the Caribbean: 1854-2015" by Dr. Keith Lowe
Date: Mon. Feb 16, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The year 1854 marked the beginning of the Chinese indentured workers (coolies) in Jamaica and Panama – working on sugar cane plantations and the Panama Railroad. This lecture traces the history of the Chinese (particularly Hakka from southern China) in the Caribbean from 1854 till today. It presents their contributions to the host countries and discusses their multiple identities in today’s world. The lecture provides useful information for historians and anthropologists with an interest in China and Central America.

Dr. Keith D. Lowe was born in Jamaica and educated in the U.S., with a B.A. from Harvard and Ph.D. from Stanford University. He taught at Howard University, University of California at San Diego, and the University of Toronto. He won the Queen’s Golden Jubilee for service to Canadian multiculturalism and has given numerous lectures on Hakka architecture and Chinese in the Caribbean.

This CI lecture is co-sponsored by the USF Confucius Institute, Department of History and the Chinese Culture & Language Club.

Location: CWY 107 (ROTC Building)
Contact: Kun Shi
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Contact Phone: 813-974-4391
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