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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A field trip to the Museum of Chinese in America: Original dragon lady Anna May Wong, Bing cherries, “Poison Jim” the Squirrel Trapper, and Charlie Chinaman.
Almost everyone who lives in the apartment complex where I'm staying in Jakarta is Chinese Indonesian, which means they're probably not Muslim. But that doesn't mean they wear bikinis to the pool.
Ever wanted some professional help for your love life? Someone to teach you how to flirt, whom to date, what to wear, what to talk about on a date, and even whether you were right or wrong to be mad at your boyfriend the other day?
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.