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This front matter section of this book titled The Chinese in Latin America and the Caribbean contains the table of contents, the preface, the acknowledgements and a list of contributors. The Chinese migration to the Latin America/Caribbean region is an understudied dimension of the Asian American experience. There are three distinct periods in the history of this migration: the early colonial period (pre-19th century), when the profitable three-century trade connection between Manila and Acapulco led to the first Asian migrations to Mexico and Peru; the classic migration period (19th to early twentieth centuries), marked by the coolie trade known to Chinese diaspora studies; and the renewed immigration of the late 20th century to the present.

Keywords: Caribbean region; Latin America

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