Chinese immigrants helped give reggae its start in Kingston, Jamaica. They brought chowmein to Calcutta, India, “became black” in South Africa, and are remaking fast fashion in Prato, Italy.
Today 40 million people of Chinese descent live outside China. Collectively, they represent the largest diaspora in the world.
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My visit to Calcutta's Pei May Chinese high school. Where were all the students? And why have so many of the city's Chinese leather tanners left India for Toronto?
My story about Chinese food in Calcutta ran on the BBC World Service this weekend! Mmm... chicken hakka and veg manchurian.
I was intrigued but also hesitant: You can't just go to a stranger's wedding uninvited. Or can you? In Indian fashion, Frankie replied with a head waggle.