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.
True or False: Anybody can immigrate to the U.S. legally if they want to. Plus: Why don't illegal immigrants just get on the line to be legal?
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.
Why does New York's Chinatown feel emptier these days? Why do immigrants live in Florida or Ohio and commute back to NYC on weekends?
What's the fastest, cheapest way to get from Flushing in Queens to Sunset Park in Brooklyn? Plus: Meet Mr. Deng, my seatmate on the Chinatown Shuttle
Hi all, apologies for the radio silence in May! Expect to see upcoming posts from me about going to a Vietnamese-Chinese wedding in southern California, taking the Chinatown bus to Boston, exploring Sunset Park in Brooklyn, and interviewing a scholar-adventurer about the Chinese in Zambia.