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Our History is Still Being Written The Story of Three Chinese-Cuban Generals in the Cuban Revolution

Members of Chinese New Democracy Alliance at Havana rally, September 2, 1960. Banner says: “Resident Chinese support the Cuban Revolution and its leader Fidel Castro!”

Venue:

Samuel Alexander Building (enter by North (old) entrance) Room A101, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL

Friday 25 November 5-7pm Sponsors:

Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Manchester Cuba Solidarity Campaign, Manchester African Caribbean Society, University of Manchester Mexican Society Manchester Pathfinder Books, Manchester

Further details:

pathfinderbooksmcr@gmail.com Parvathi.kumaraswami@manchester.ac.uk

A part of Chinese emigrant history that is little known is told through 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, published by Pathfinder Press, 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, the place of Cuba in world politics today, and much more.

Speakers:

Dr Raquel Ribeiro

University of Nottingham

Jonathan Silberman

Pathfinder Books and participant in book launches in

Cuba for “Our History is Still Being Written”

Dr Aaron Moore

Centre for Chinese Studies, University of Manchester

Chairperson:

Dr Par Kumaraswami

Co-Director, Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

+ Showing of excerpts from Loni Ding’s award-winning film “Ancestors in the Americas; Coolies, Settlers and Sailors”

Chinese Generals  

Chinese Generals in Cuba