Bryan, Patrick E.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of History and Archaeology
The settlement of the Chinese in Jamaica : 1854 - c.1970
Date of Publication
The first wave of Chinese migration occurred between 1854 and 1886 when Chinese labourers were imported for plantation work, the second wave came between 1900 and 1940 and were mostly business men and the third wave since the 1980's. One hundred and fifty years later, the Chinese community remains a racially distinct minority, and despite a significant adaptation to western culture in Jamaica, has not gone the path of full assimilation. Chinese occupations, still often linked to business and business administration, have become far more varied during the twentieth century.....