Monday, March 20, 2006

"The last generation chinese in CUBA" (2003/2004)

photography, copyright:Yee Ling Tang. 
The Chinese Cemetery in Havana!

CEMENTERIO CHINO, Habana (Vedado),2004

I went to Cuba for my project in 2003 and 2004;" The last generation Chinese in Cuba".This project concerns the chinese community in Havana.

The first chinese came to Cuba in 1847 as indentured labor for
the sugar plantations. Some chinese came from California to set up
grocery stores.War and communist revolution in china brought waves...
The chinese population numbered about 200,000 at its peak.
Since the 'second' communist revolution in Cuba,the young generation
moved to Miami, New York and other places.. 
at the moment there are only 280 chinese left in Cuba,
the average age of the chinese is 80 years old...


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