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In the 21st century China's population reached 1.3 billion making it the most populous country in the world. Presently, there are 34 million Chinese living overseas. The migration of Chinese communities across the world means that nearly every country has a Chinatown...
In this special edition of Globe Trekker Chinatown
, Lavinia Tan
, Justine Shapiro
travel worldwide to explore the magic and mystery of Chinatowns across the globe.Lavinia Tan
begins the journey in Malaysia
where overseas traders led the earliest migrations of Chinese people. Then it's off to Lima
to trace the history and influence of the Coolie trade on Peruvian culture. The journey continues from there to the United States
, where Justine Shapiro
visits San Francisco
and learns about the Chinese participation in the Gold Rush
Meanwhile Megan McCormick
explores New York's Lower
, home to the largest Chinatown in the Western Hemisphere.
After a short trip to London's Soho
, Lavinia Tan
ends this journey with a visit to Hong Kong
the world famous film industry and the 21st century migration of Chinese back to their homeland.
Along the way...
- Visit one of Penang's five famous clan temples
- Try a Chinese spin on the traditional Peruvian dish, guinea pig
- Learn traditional kung fu from Hong Kong martial arts actors
- Customize your fortune cookies at San Francisco's Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
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