Professor Dabydeen appointed Ambassador to China


PROFESSOR David Dabydeen has been appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Guyana to the People’s Republic of China, according to a release from the Office of the President which added that China granted their agreement for the appointment.
Dr. Dabydeen was holding the position of Professor in the Centre for Caribbean Studies at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom, specialising in 18th and 19th Century Caribbean and Black British history and culture.
He was also serving as Guyana’s Ambassador/ Permanent Delegate of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), having been appointed that position since 1997.
For his many literary accomplishments, Professor Dabydeen has won several awards including the Guyana Prize for Literature. Amongst his several publications are editions of the 19th Century texts which deal with, for the first time, Chinese migrants to Guyana.
According to the Office of the President release, Dabydeen will be taking up his appointment shortly.