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Chinese Peruvians
Tusán (土生)
Total population
14,307 by self-reported ancestry
0.06% of Peru's population[1] (2017)
Regions with significant populations
Lima, Huacho, Ica, Piura, Huancayo, Cusco, Moyobamba, Tarapoto, Iquitos
Peruvian Spanish, Mandarin, Hakka, Cantonese, Hokkien
Mostly Roman Catholicism, Protestantism and Buddhism
Related ethnic groups
Asian Latin Americans, Asian Peruvians
Chinese Peruvians
Traditional Chinese秘魯華僑華人
Simplified Chinese秘鲁华侨华人
Literal meaningLocal-born

Chinese Peruvians, also known as tusán (a loanword from Chinese: 土生; pinyin: tǔ shēng; Jyutping: tou2 saang1; lit. 'local born'), are Peruvian citizens whose ancestors came from China. They are people of overseas Chinese ancestry born in Peru or who have made Peru their adopted homeland. 14,307 Peruvians claim Chinese descent.

Due to acculturation, most Chinese Peruvians do not speak the language of their Asian ancestors. However, some can speak one or more varieties of Chinese that may include Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka and Minnan (Hokkien), in addition to Spanish.

Outside of the predominant Amerindian, mestizo, white, and black populations, Chinese are estimated to constitute less than 1% of the Peruvian population.[2] In the 2017 Census in Peru, only 14,307 people claimed tusán or Chinese ancestry.[3] However, according to the embassy, it was estimated that 5% (or 1.2 million) of the 29 million Peruvians in 2009 had Chinese roots and ancestry, tracing back to the 19th century arrival of 100,000 Chinese immigrants that migrated to Peru and entered relationships with many Peruvian women.[4][5][6]


Early history[edit]

Chinese laborers in Peru - 1890
Peru and China celebrate 160th anniversary of diplomatic ties

Asian coolies who were shipped from the Spanish Philippines to Acapulco via the Manila-Acapulco galleons were all called Chino ("Chinese"), although in reality they were not only from China but also other places, including what are today the Philippines itself, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, East Timor and further afield such as India and Sri Lanka.[7]: 12 [8][9][10] Filipinos made up most of their population.[11] The people in this community of diverse Asians in Mexico were called "los indios chinos" by the Spanish.[12] Most of these workers were male and were obtained from Portuguese traders, who obtained them from Portuguese colonial possessions and outposts of the Estado da India, which included parts of India, Bengal, Malacca, Indonesia, Nagasaki in Japan and Macau.[13][14] Spain received some of these coolies from Mexico, where owning a Chino coolie showed high status.[7]: 13  Records of three Japanese coolies dating from the 16th century, named Gaspar Fernandes, Miguel and Ventura who ended up in Mexico showed that they were purchased by Portuguese slave traders in Japan, brought to Manila from where they were shipped to Mexico by their owner Perez.[15][16][17] Some of these Asian slaves were also brought to Lima in Peru, where it was recorded that in 1613 there was a small community of Asians, consisting of Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, Malays, Cambodians and others.[18][19][20][21]

Chinese immigrants, who in the 19th century took a four-month trip from Macau (then a Portuguese territory), settled as contract laborers or coolies. Other Chinese coolies from Guangdong followed. 80,000[22] to 100,000[23][22] Chinese contract laborers, 95% of which were Cantonese and almost all of which were male, were sent mostly to the sugar plantations from 1849 to 1874, during the termination of slavery. They were to provide continuous labor for the coastal guano mines and especially for the coastal plantations where they became a major labor force (contributing greatly to the Peruvian guano boom) until the end of the century. While the coolies were believed to be reduced to virtual slaves, they also represented a historical transition from slave to free labor. A third group of Chinese workers was contracted for the construction of the railway from Lima to La Oroya and Huancayo. Chinese migrants were barred from using cemeteries reserved for Roman Catholics and were instead buried at pre-Incan burial sites.[24] Between 1849 and 1874 half[23][22] the Chinese population of Peru perished due to abuse, exhaustion and suicide[23] caused by forced labor.[23][22]

Chinese school in Peru
Chinatown in Lima
Chinese Community in Peru - Dance of the Lion

There were almost no women among the nearly entirely male Chinese coolie population that migrated to Peru and Cuba.[7]: 143 [25] Peruvian women were married to these Chinese male migrants.[26][27][28][29][30]

Interracial marriages between Cantonese-Chinese males and Peruvian females was quite large resulting in large number of mixed children and people with some Chinese ancestry in Peru. There is no prevailing racist attitude against intermarriage between the Chinese and non-Chinese in Peru, so the number of interracial marriages is quite large. According to one source, the number of mix raced children born was 180,000. Half of that number was in Lima alone, with the ratio between Chinese mestizo and the full-blooded Chinese at 90,000 to 15,000 (6:1).[31] The recent census only estimates 14,307 Peruvians of Chinese descent (2017).[1]

Many Peruvian women of different origins married to these Chinese male migrants. Most of the women that married Chinese were Amerindians (including Mestiza) and Black. Some lower class white women also married Chinese men but in a lower ratio.[32][33][34][35][36][37] Chinese had contact with Peruvian women in cities; there they formed relationships and sired mixed babies. These women originated from Andean and coastal areas and did not originally come from the cities; in the haciendas on the coast in rural areas, native young women of indígenas ("native") and serranas ("mountain") origin from the Andes mountains would come down to work. These Andean native women were favored over Africans as marital partners by Chinese men, with matchmakers arranging for communal marriages of Chinese men to young indígenas and serranas.[38] There was a racist reaction by Peruvians to the marriages of Peruvian women and Chinese men.[39] When native Peruvian women (cholas et natives, Indias, indígenas) and Chinese men had mixed children, the children were called injerto; once these injertos emerged, Chinese men sought out girls of injerta origin as marriage partners. Children born to black mothers were not called injertos.[40] Peruvians of low class established sexual unions or marriages with the Chinese men, and some black and Indian women "bred" with the Chinese according to Alfredo Sachettí, who claimed the mixing was causing the Chinese to suffer from "progressive degeneration". In Casa Grande, highland Indian women and Chinese men participated in communal "mass marriages" with each other, arranged when highland women were brought by a Chinese matchmaker after receiving a down payment.[41][42]

In Peru and Cuba, some Indian (Native American), mulatto, black, and white women engaged in carnal relations or marriages with Chinese men, with marriages of mulatto, black, and white woman being reported by the Cuba Commission Report. In Peru, it was reported by The New York Times that Peruvian black and Indian (Native) women married Chinese men to their own advantage and to the disadvantage of the men since they dominated and "subjugated" the Chinese men despite the fact that the labor contract was annulled by the marriage, reversing the roles in marriage with the Peruvian woman holding marital power, ruling the family and making the Chinese men slavish, docile, "servile", "submissive" and "feminine" and commanding them around, reporting that "Now and then...he [the Chinese man] becomes enamored of the charms of some sombre-hued chola (Native Indian and mestiza woman) or samba (mixed black woman), and is converted and joins the Church, so that may enter the bonds of wedlock with the dusky señorita."[43] Chinese men were sought out as husbands and considered a "catch" by the "dusky damsels" (Peruvian women) because they were viewed as a "model husband, hard-working, affectionate, faithful and obedient" and "handy to have in the house", the Peruvian women became the "better half" instead of the "weaker vessel" and would command their Chinese husbands "around in fine style" instead of treating them equally, while the labor contract of the Chinese coolie would be nullified by the marriage, the Peruvian wife viewed the nullification merely as the previous "master" handing over authority over the Chinese man to her as she became his "mistress", keeping him in "servitude" to her, speedily ending any complaints and suppositions by the Chinese men that they would have any power in the marriage.[44]

Although Chinese Peruvians were well-integrated to Peruvian society, it did not come with an easy beginning. During the War of the Pacific, Chinese labors led an uprising in support to Chile against Peru. Peruvians held Chinese as responsible to the Chilean invading army, and this led to the first ever Sinophobia in Latin America. Chinese were targeted and murdered by native Peruvians and it was not until 1890s that anti-Chinese pogroms stopped.[45][46] In one 1881 pogrom in the Cañete Valley it is estimated that 500 to 1,500 Chinese were killed.[47] Despite this, Chinese were barred from immigrating to the country until 1970s.[48]

Another group of Chinese settlers came after the founding of Sun Yat-sen's republic in 1912, and another after the establishment of Communist rule in 1949.

In 1957, Cantonese speakers constituted 85 per cent of the total Chinese immigrant population, the rest of whom were Hakka speakers.[49]

Modern-day immigration[edit]

Recent Chinese immigrants settled in Peru from Hong Kong and Macau in 1997 and 1999, owing to fear of those territories returning to Communist rule, while others have come from other places in mainland China, Taiwan, and southeast Asian Chinese communities, including those of Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines. Many Chinese Indonesians came to Peru after anti-Chinese riots and massacres in those countries in the 1960s, 1970s, and late 1990s. These recent Chinese immigrants make Peru currently the home of the largest ethnically Chinese community in Latin America.


Many Chinese Peruvians left Peru in the 1960s and 1970s. Most of them headed to the United States, where they were called Chinese Americans or Peruvian Americans of Chinese descent, while others went to Canada, Spain, mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Australia, or New Zealand.[citation needed]

Role in the economy[edit]

After their contracts ended, many of them adopted the last name of their patrons (one of the reasons that many Chinese Peruvians carry Spanish last names). Some freed coolies (and later immigrants) established many small businesses. These included chifas (Chinese-Peruvian restaurants - the word is derived from Chinese term, 吃飯 (pinyin: chīfàn; Jyutping: hek3faan6) which means "to eat rice or to have a meal"). Calle Capón, Lima's Chinatown, also known as Barrio Chino de Lima, became one of the Western Hemisphere's earliest Chinatowns. The Chinese coolies married Peruvian women, and many Chinese Peruvians today are of mixed Chinese, Spanish, African or Native American descent. Chinese Peruvians also assisted in the building of railroad and development of the Amazon Rainforest, where they tapped rubber trees, washed gold, cultivated rice, and traded with the natives. They even became the largest foreign colony in the Amazon capital of Iquitos by the end of the century.

In 1942, a Chinese-Peruvian, Erasmo Wong, started a small store in a residential district in Lima, which grew into a large supermarket chain in Peru known as Wong supermarkets. Wong supermarkets was later acquired by the Chilean multinational retail company Cencosud on December 16, 2007, helping it grow further.

Notable people[edit]

The vast majority of Chinese descendants in Peru do not carry a Chinese surname, since their ancestors, when they arrived in Peru, were baptized or adopted the surnames of their patrons, Catholic saints or some very common Castilian surname.

Politics and business[edit]

  • Luis Chang Reyes 陈路 (engineer, minister of state and ambassador)
  • Ephraim Wong Lu (businessman)
  • Enrique Wong (congressman)
  • Erasmus Wong Lu (businessman)
  • Erick Chuy (businessman, accountant, missionary)
  • Eugenio Chang Cruz (lawyer, professor and senator)
  • Felipe Tam Fox (administrator, official and former head of the SBS)
  • Humberto Lay Sun (congressman)
  • Isabel Wong-Vargas (businesswoman)
  • Jesús Wu (businessman)
  • José Antonio Chang (industrial and political engineer)
  • Juan Pablo Chang Navarro (politician)
  • Julio Chávez Chiong (mayor)
  • Julio Chú Mériz (politician)
  • Magdalena Chú (Statistical expert and former head of the ONPE)
  • Nelson Chui Mejía (former president of the Lima Region)
  • Rolando Martel Chang (Superior Judge of Lima and professor)
  • Rosario López Wong (Superior Criminal Prosecutor of Lima)
  • Rubén Chang Gamarra (lawyer and politician)


  • Aída Tam Fox (poet and historian of Peruvian cuisine)
  • Alberto Ku King (journalist)
  • Annie Yep (TV host, journalist, and model)
  • Anthony Choy (lawyer and investigative journalist ufologist)
  • Antonio Wong Rengifo (film director)
  • Sui Yun (Katty Wong) (poet)
  • Jonatan Relayze Chiang (filmmaker)
  • Julio Villanueva Chang (journalist)
  • María Inés Ching (journalist)
  • Miguel Yi Carrillo (journalist)
  • Milly Ahon Olguín (cultural historian)
  • Mónica Chang (journalist)
  • Patty Wong (model and TV presenter)
  • Pedro Mo (rapper)
  • Raúl Chang Ruiz (journalist, director of the Oriental Magazine)


  • Juan Chang (footballer and journalist)
  • Héctor Cruz (soccer player)
  • Jorge Koochoi (footballer, 8 times national champion)
  • Patty Ku (tennis player)
  • Carmen Kuong (footballer)
  • Mariano Loo (footballer)
  • Julio Lores (footballer)


  • Alejandro Chu (archaeologist)
  • Apu-Rimak (plastic artist)
  • Carolina Chang Tam (keyboard player)
  • Celia Wu Brading (historian and translator)
  • Chez Wong (cook)
  • Emilio Choy Ma (social scientist)
  • Javier Wong (chef)
  • Juan Wong Paredes (musician)
  • Juan Wong Popolizio (musician)
  • Julio Mau (singer)
  • Mao Wong López (musician)
  • Marcelo Wong (plastic artist)
  • Rosa Fung Pineda (archaeologist)
  • Lucero Medina Hu (theatre director and playwright)


  • Alejandro Chung Hernández (teacher)
  • Alicia Garcia Yi (teacher, CCPCH director) )
  • Eugenio Chang-Rodríguez (linguist and professor)
  • Jorge Céliz Kuong (general)
  • José Gallardo Ku (economist)
  • Olga Lock Sing (chemical and scientific engineer)
  • Óscar Tang Cruz (physicist and professor)
  • Pedro Zulen (philosopher and librarian)
  • Raúl Chau Quispe (Auxiliary Bishop of Lima)
  • Johnny Ching Paravecino (Teacher-Researcher)

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Further reading[edit]

  • Affigne, Tony, and Pei-te Lien. "Peoples of Asian descent in the Americas: Theoretical implications of race and politics." Amerasia Journal 28.2 (2002): 1-27.
  • Clayton, Lawrence A. "Chinese Indentured Labour in Peru." History Today (June 1980), Vol. 30 Issue 6, pp 19–23.
  • Hu-Dehart, Evelyn. "The Chinese of Peru, Cuba, and Mexico." in The Cambridge survey of world migration (1995): 220-222.
  • Hu-DeHart, Evelyn. "Coolies, Shopkeepers, Pioneers: The Chinese of Mexico and Peru (1849–1930)." Amerasia Journal 15.2 (1989): 91-116.
  • De Trazegnies Granda, Fernando (1994), En el país de las colinas de arena: reflexiones sobre la inmigración china en el Perú del S. XIX desde la perspectiva del derecho, Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, ISBN 978-84-89309-82-1, OCLC 31349975
    • Translated into Chinese as 竹碧 [Zhu Bi]; 腊梅 [La Mei] (1999), 沙国之梦:契约华工在秘鲁的命运 (in Simplified Chinese), 世界知识出版社 [World Affairs Press], ISBN 978-7-5012-1182-1, OCLC 237047875
  • López-Calvo, Ignacio, Dragons in the Land of the Condor: Writing Tusán in Peru (University of Arizona Press, 2014)
  • López-Calvo, Ignacio (Spring 2008), Hu-deHart, Evelyn; López, Kathy (eds.), "Sino-Peruvian identity and community as prison: Siu Kam Wen's rendering of self-exploitation and other survival strategies", Afro-Hispanic Review, 27 (1): 73–90
  • Lausent-Herrera, Isabelle. "The Chinese in Peru and the Changing Peruvian Chinese Community(ies)." In Journal of Chinese Overseas, 7(2011), pp. 69–113. Available online.
  • Lee, Rachel. "Asian American cultural production in Asian-Pacific perspective." boundary 2 26.2 (1999): 231-254. online
  • Martin, Dorothea. "Chinese Indentured Labor to Peru in the Nineteenth Century." Journal of the North Carolina Association of Historians (April 2010), Vol. 18, p34-45.
  • Melillo, Edward D. "The first green revolution: debt peonage and the making of the nitrogen fertilizer trade, 1840–1930." American Historical Review 117.4 (2012): 1028-1060 online[dead link].
  • Narváez, Benjamín N. "Becoming Sino-Peruvian: Post-Indenture Chinese in Nineteenth-Century Peru." Asian Journal of Latin American Studies 29.3 (2016): 1-27. online
  • Rimner, Steffen. "Chinese abolitionism: the Chinese Educational Mission in Connecticut, Cuba, and Peru." Journal of Global History 11.3 (2016): 344-364.

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