Easton Lee forged careers as an author, dramatist, actor, theatre director, photographer, and media personality. His intellectual and professional trajectories bring together public service and cultural preservation through the creative and dramatic arts. Easton H. Lee was born in Wait-A-Bit, Trelawny, Jamaica, on 19 February 1931 to a Chinese father, Henry, and mixed-race mother, Ercie Lee (


Simpson). He grew up in a rural community, “behind a shop counter”, part of an often ignored and unknown history of Sino Caribbean people whose presence in the Caribbean was instantiated by Western European powers seeking to expand forms of indenture and conscription to replace recently emancipated slave labor. Lee’s family was not part of the mid-nineteenth century influx of Chinese…

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Citation: Prater, Tzarina. "Easton H. Lee". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 March 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=2668, accessed 22 June 2024.]

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