Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Montt Strabucchi
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Website URL
China, Latin America, Chile, Cultural History, Imaginaries
Additional Contact Information
On leave until March 2019.

Personal Info

About Me

PhD in Latin American Cultural Studies at The University of Manchester. I completed an undergraduate degree in History at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and an MA in Chinese Studies at the University of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. My  research interests include the representation of “China” and “Chineseness”, Chinese-Latin American diplomatic and cultural relations during the Cold War, Chinese-Latin American cultural, economic and political relations, and cosmopolitanism. I am also interested in geographical, political and temporal echoes and reformulations of ideas and imaginaries in transnational contexts.

Recent Publications

Palma, Patricia y Maria Montt Strabucchi, ‘La diáspora china en Iquique y su rol en la política de ultramar durante la República y el inicio de la Guerra Fría (1911-1950)’, Diálogo Andino, 54 (2017), 143-152. Available at

Montt Strabucchi, Maria. 2017. ‘Mexico City’s “Chinos” and “Barrio Chino”: Strangerness and Community in Cristina Rivera Garza’s “Verde Shanghai” (2011)’, Verge: Studies in Global Asias, 3.2 (2017), 144–168. Available at

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Chile, China, Latin America
Expertise by Geography
China, Latin America
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic