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Photo-Biography of CubaLouis Alarcon

The cuban race

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On June 3, 1847, the first Chinese arrived in Havana. A total of 206 survivors out of the 300 emigrants who embarked 5 months earlier in the Cantonese port of Amoy.
Chinese workers called "coolies" and their compatriots, who arrived from California because of racism problems in the United States, made up the Chinese community with up to 150.000 inhabitants.

Chinese emigrants were mainly men. In the second half of the 19th century, they mixed primarily with women of African origin, thus leaving their mark on the racial identity of the Cuban people.
Currently, the 13 Chinese societies in the Chinese towns in Cuba have registered around 80 Chinese inhabitants born in China, who are very old, but still remain alive.

The "Yellow" project focuses on the reduced Chinese community that is still present in Cuba today, documenting their memories, surroundings and the few places they frequent.

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