Transmitting Chinese Medicine to Cuba in the Mid-19th Century: A By-product of the Coolie Trade

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 Dr LOUIE Kin-sheun and Ms. WAN Po-san
 2015 – 2016
Culture and Social History
Chinese Medicine Coolie Cuba 

• To trace the Cuban-Chinese connection through examining how Chinese medicine was transmitted from China to Cuba by Chinese immigrant workers

One conference paper entitled “El Medico Chino: Transmission of Chinese Medicine to Cuba as a By-product of the 19th Century Coolie Trade” (details here) was presented at the 9th International Conference of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas, held at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver in July 2016. Dr Louie was also invited to take part in a community dialogue and gave a keynote speech in Chinatown as a guest of the Pacific Canada Heritage Centre, Museum of Migration.