Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies

China, Latin America and Cuba: A View from the Past to the Future

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Location: Luce Hall, Room 203


8:30 am – 9:00 am              Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:45 am            China and Latin America: Opportunities and Challenges

Ariel Armony, University of Pittsburgh
How China’s National Ambitions Landed in Latin America. And What This Means for the United States

Cui Shoujun, Renmin University
Understanding China’s Foreign Policy toward Latin America

Adrian Hearn, University of Melbourne
China and Cuba: Globalization from Below

10:45am  – 11:00 am           Coffee break

11:00 am – 12:30 pm            Cuba and China: From colonial times to the present

Kathleen Lopez, Rutgers State University of New Jersey
A Transnational History of Chinese in Cuba

Mitzi Espinosa Luis, Min Chih Tang Association, Havana
Sociedad Min Chih Tang de Cuba, pasado y presente de una sociedad centenaria (in Spanish)

Sergio Valdés Bernal, Cuban Academy of Language
La presencia de China en la lengua y cultura de Cuba (in Spanish)

Reinaldo Funes Monzote, Yale University
Cuba between URSS and China. A note about the scientific connections in the 1960s

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm            Lunch 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm             China and Cuba today and after (a future) normalization of the
                                                       Cuba - US relations

Evelyn Hu-Dehart, Brown University 
Hidden in Plain Sight: China in Cuba today

Carlos Alzugaray, Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba (UNEAC)
Revisiting Cuba’s policy towards China: Opportunities and Challenges

Arturo Lopez-Levy, Holy - Names University, Oakland California
China, Cuba and the United States: Is there a triangular logic?

4.00 pm                                    Closing reception