Tuesday July 7th 8PM: Screening of "Finding Samuel Lowe" and "Half" as opening night selections at the Jamaica Film Festival, Courtleigh Auditorium, New Kingston. Immediately afterwards, a book signing by Paula Madison of her book "Finding Samuel Lowe: China, Jamaica, Harlem" and by Man Kwan Luo (her cousin) of his book "Grandfather's Story" written from the perspective of the family in China. Also Dalton Yap signing his book "A Matter of Conduct".
Thursday July 9th, 6PM (NOT 8th as previously announced) at the Multi-Function Room, Main Library, UWI: Screening of Paula Madison's new short documentary featuring her visit in 2014 with footage from the CBA, Barry Street Temple, & Chinese Cemetery, together with a panel discussion entitled “Cycles of Chinese investment and economic activity in Jamaica: local perceptions and reaction”. Panelists include Professor Patrick Bryan, author of “The creolization of the Chinese community in Jamaica” and “The settlement of Chinese in Jamaica : 1854 - c.1970”, and Dr. Wing Tsang author of “Enterprise Development among Chinese Immigrants in Jamaica” covering the 1980’s to the present.
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Following numerous requests for information on the Chinese Jamaican history, we are planning to expand the Reading Library at the CBA Centre to include books and publications on this important topic. We are asking for your assistance in acquiring relevant reading material on this subject matter. We welcome your recommendations or contribution of such books to the library, so that we may share the journey the first arrivals embarked on 160 years ago.
The Chinese Benevolent Association of Jamaica
In 1891, Chin Tung-Kao founded the Chinese Benevolent Society at 113 Barry Street in downtown Kingston. Its aims were to offer Humanitarian and Social Aid as well as preserve Chinese Customs and Ethnic Identity.
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