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.