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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Lovely and sometimes baffling culinary inventions from the Chinese in the British Isles. With a lot of deep frying along the way.
Discovering Chinese-Jamaican food in Brooklyn: curried goat, plait bread and jerk chicken fried rice. And then discovering major food coma.
Back in college, we heard rumors that the Chinatown buses were fronts for Chinese gangs. But no one cared; it was cheap as hell and that's what mattered.