Picturing the World: Snapshots of a Translocal Cantonese-Peruvian Ecumene Circa 1924

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Title

Picturing the World: Snapshots of a Translocal Cantonese-Peruvian Ecumene Circa 1924

Description

This exhibit makes The Chinese Colony in Peru accessible to readers and also provides a reading of the album as a snapshot of a translocal Cantonese-Peruvian ecumene. This translocal reading suggests ways of conceptualizing the history of Asians in the Americas and ways of engaging with questions of traffics, territories and modes of belonging (i.e. citizenship) that do not default into methodological nationalism. Rather, it suggests a way to take the social, cultural and geographic complexity of migrant worlds as both the point of departure and the end goal in the conceptualization of those histories. By shifting the analytic lens away from a focus on the album’s narrative of integration, traces of this translocal world become more visible. When read critically as a snapshot of a bigger Cantonese Peruvian ecumene, the album offers a glimpse into the social, physical and imagined geographical contours of this particular translocal migrant world that is all too easily eclipsed by the consolidation of bordered and settler nation states during the long 19th century.

Creator

Ana María Candela
acandela@binghamton.edu
Binghamton University

Date

1924

Contributor

Ana Maria Candela
acandela@binghamton.edu
Binghamton University

Language

English, Spanish, Chinese

Coverage

1924, China, Peru

Items in the Picturing the World: Snapshots of a Translocal Cantonese-Peruvian Ecumene Circa 1924 Collection

2- Augusto B. Leguia, President of Peru (1908-1912, 1919-1930)
Augusto B. Leguia, President of Peru (1908-1912, 1919-1930)

3- Yuming C. Suez, Charge d'affaires for the Republic of China in Peru (1924-?)
Yuming C. Suez, Charge d'affaires for the Republic of China in Peru (1924-?)

6 -  Fountain donated by the Chinese community to Lima's Park of the Exposition in commemoration of the nation's centenary in 1921
Fountain donated by the Chinese community to Lima's Park of the Exposition in commemoration of the nation's centenary in 1921

7- Graham-Rowe & Co. (Lima), exclusive agents for the import and sale of commodities manufactured by firms in Argentina, England, Scotland, including foodstuffs, spirits, and cash registers.
Graham-Rowe & Co. (Lima), exclusive agents for the import and sale of commodities manufactured by firms in Argentina, England, Scotland, including foodstuffs, spirits, and cash registers

8- Pacific Trading Co. (Lima), managed by Shoji Kobayashi, sells finished coats and cloth, including silk, wool, flannel, and crepe
Pacific Trading Co. (Lima), managed by Shoji Kobayashi, sells finished coats and cloth, including silk, wool, flannel, and crepe

9- Praeli Brothers & Co. (Lima, Tarma, La Merced), an import-export firm specialized in the sale of coffee from Chanchamayo and other products from the Amazonian and Andean regions. The firm also served as banking agents throughout the interior for all major banks of Lima.
Praeli Brothers & Co. (Lima, Tarma, La Merced), an import-export firm specialized in the sale of coffee from Chanchamayo and other products from the Amazonian and Andean regions. The firm also served as banking agents throughout the interior for all…

11- Peru and London Bank (Lima) operates a special section devoted to handling transactions for the Chinese community, which is staffed by a Chinese national
Peru and London Bank (Lima) operates a special section devoted to handling transactions for the Chinese community, which is staffed by a Chinese national

12-Transatlantic German Bank (Lima) with 24 branches throughout Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Spain and money orders and remittance services to all major Chinese ports.
Transatlantic German Bank (Lima) with 24 branches throughout Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Spain and money orders and remittance services to all major Chinese ports.

14-E. Ayulo & Co. (Lima, Callao, Huacho, Supe, New York, London, and Paris), import and export brokers and shipping and customs agents
E. Ayulo & Co. (Lima, Callao, Huacho, Supe, New York, London, and Paris), import and export brokers and shipping and customs agents

15-The Chungwha Navigation Co. Ltd. traveled to Arica, Iquique, Valparaiso (Chile), Tahiti (French Polynesia), Wellington, Auckland (New Zealand), Sydney (New Zealand), Thursday Island and Tarakan (East Indies), and Hong Kong (China)
The Chungwha Navigation Co. Ltd. traveled to Arica, Iquique, Valparaiso (Chile), Tahiti (French Polynesia), Wellington, Auckland (New Zealand), Sydney (New Zealand), Thursday Island and Tarakan (East Indies), and Hong Kong (China)