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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Goodbye to the old capital in transformation, to everything being possible (or at least negotiable), to the surprise of a second life.
Say hi to my cat Rajasthan (left), who's back home in Brooklyn while I'm on the road.