Chinese Immigrants in Cuba: Documents from the James and Ana Melikian Collection

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1805 2015
Created Date: 1889
Description: The Chinese version of Cuban fiction "Protector". 保護者

Created Date: 1898
Description: A short novel about the life of a fisherman named Philip. 鲨魚翅

Description: This novel is a love story.

The Chinese Immigrants in Cuba collection includes hundreds of original documents, manuscripts and photos covering the migration of 125,000 Chinese who signed up to be cheap labor in Cuba from 1847 until the later 1890s. The archive continues until the 1970s and records the Chinese community in Cuba and is rich with photos. This massive collection, from the archive of James and Ana Melikian Collection, is probably the largest one in private hands concerning Chinese in Cuba. At present the collection contains over 1341 records and about 8,000-9,000 pages.