Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

2010

Publication Title

Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina

Volume

21

Abstract

Lisa Yun's book The Coolie Speaks: Chinese Indentured Laborers and African Slaves in Cuba is an extraordinary exemplar of scholarship that examines the under-investigated and often misunderstood phenomenon of Chinese coolie servitude in Cuba. The book interrogates liberal philosophies and modernist epistemologies, and offers new theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches that shatter long-held notions of the labor "contract." Yun's analysis explores a unique body of 2,841 testimonies and petitions by Chinese coolies compiled in the 1876 Report of the Commission Sent by China to Ascertain the Condition of Chinese Coolies in Cuba.

Issue

1

First Page

124

Last Page

127

DOI

http://www3.tau.ac.il/ojs/index.php/eial/article/view/104

ISSN

0792-7061

Comments

This open access book review can also be found on the publisher's website: http://www3.tau.ac.il/ojs/index.php/eial/article/view/104

Rights

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