Tres problemáticas de la inmigración china en el norte de Chile

Translated title of the contribution: Three problems about Chinese immigration in northern Chile

José Antonio González Pizarro, Claudio Llanos Reyes, Marcelo Lufin Varas

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This article examines the Chinese presence in Chile from 1880 to 1930, mainly in the Antofagasta and Tarapacá Regions. It analyses three components of the Chinese presence in northern regional society: the term “coolies” and whether it is appropriate to refer to Chinese immigration before 1884 using the term; how Confucianism constituted an ethical and spiritual orientation in Chinese communities; and the role that opium played as a sign of ancestral culture or as a negative sign for the immigrant community itself and northern society.

Translated title of the contributionThree problems about Chinese immigration in northern Chile
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)91-115
Number of pages25
JournalSi Somos Americanos
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2020


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