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Asian Diaspora in the Americas   Tags: asian_diaspora, caribbean, latin_america, latin_american  

This guide will help you find resources on the different Asian groups that have immigrated to Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Asians in the Americas

Photo info: Image of La Habana's Chinatown, Cuba (Marisol Ramos 2005)

Welcome to my guide! The purpose of this guide is to give you the tools to find primary and secondary sources on this diverse group called "Asians" in Latin America. It is important to understand that the term Asian is just a label that try to describe a wide variety of people that migrate from the region known as Asia (India, China, Indonesia, Phillipines, etc.) or the Far East (Korea, Japan), etc. In contrast to Hispanic American/Latinos, there is not common cultural or linguistic denominator to unite the different groups known as Asians. People in India are different from people in China. People in China, Japan and Korea do not speak the same language, etc...

So when looking for "Asians" in Latin America or any place in the Americas, you need to search for the specific national group that you want to research for: Indians, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, etc... You can still search for "Asians" but be aware that the information may be aggregation of data for all "Asians" groups, or maybe it is focusing in one group--so check the data!

 

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