{"id":5950325457056,"title":"Our History Is Still Being Written","handle":"our-history-is-still-being-written_by-armando-choy-gustavo-chui-moises-sio-wong-mary-alice-waters","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e“What was the most important measure to uproot discrimination against Chinese and blacks in Cuba? It was the socialist revolution itself.”\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eArmando Choy, Gustavo Chui, and Moisés Sío Wong—three young rebels of Chinese Cuban ancestry—threw themselves into the great proletarian battle that defined their generation. They became combatants in the clandestine struggle and the 1956–58 revolutionary war that brought down a US-backed dictatorship and opened the door to the socialist revolution in the Americas. 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But they admit that their work is not primarily about the past. And as these old soldiers take on new challenges, they proclaim:“Our history is still being written.” \u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cnobr\u003e—Journal\u003c\/nobr\u003e of Third World Studies\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \n“Pathfinder Press has dared to move into the sometimes difficult waters of collections of interviews.” \u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cnobr\u003e—Journal\u003c\/nobr\u003e of Latin American Studies\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e“Reading this book gives the reader a glimpse of life in Cuba rarely visible in the United States today. And it tells a previously untold story—the Chinese of Cuba yesterday, today, and tomorrow.” \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cnobr\u003e—New\u003c\/nobr\u003e America Media\/ a division of Pacific News Service\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003cbr\u003e Featured by the International Society for the Studies of Chinese Overseas.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cstyle type=\"text\/css\"\u003e\u003c!--\ntd {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}\n--\u003e\u003c\/style\u003e\n\u003cstyle type=\"text\/css\"\u003e\u003c!--\ntd {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}\n--\u003e\u003c\/style\u003e"}

Our History Is Still Being Written

This edition includes a foreword by Wang Lusha, translator of Chinese edition, plus new annotation, photos, and illustrations.

Format: Paper

216 Pages

Edition: 2nd

Year: 2017

Publisher: Pathfinder Press

ISBN: 978-1-60488-102-8

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Our History Is Still Being Written

The Story of Three Chinese Cuban Generals in the Cuban Revolution

By Armando Choy,  Gustavo Chui,  Mary-Alice Waters,  Moisés Sío Wong, 

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“What was the most important measure to uproot discrimination against Chinese and blacks in Cuba? It was the socialist revolution itself.” Armando Choy, Gustavo Chui, and Moisés Sío Wong—three young rebels of Chinese Cuban ancestry—threw themselves into the great proletarian battle that defined their generation. They became combatants in the...

“These are the kind of books historians are always hoping for, but that very rarely see the light of day. Their value for average readers and for scholars cannot be overstressed.…In a subdued, almost humble, way, these books can be seen as collective praise for what Cuba has been able to do, not just for specific African countries, but for the majority of humanity resisting the unrelenting assaults of the capitalist system.” —African Studies Review

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