The Chinese in the Spanish Empire: From Manila in the 16th Century to Cuba in the 19th Century

Thursday, April 18
4:15 pm – Griffin 6

A talk by Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Professor of History, American Studies, and Ethnic Studies at Brown University

In this lecture, Professor Evely Hu-DeHart explores the importance of Chinese contract laborers for the development of the Spanish Empire in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Her work links the Pacific to the Atlantic and looks at the entwined historical processes of immigration and labor, race, class, gender, empires, and intersectionality by placing the Asian diaspora in conversation with the black and indigenous presence in the New World.

Sponsored by the Department of History, The Lecture Committee, Class of ’56 Fund for the World Brotherhood, and the Davis Center