CHOP SUEY AND OTHER INVENTIONS: THE HISTORY OF CHINESE OVERSEAS
Chinese have migrated overseas for centuries. Chinese labor was essential to the development of many nations, while Chinese merchants have been key intermediaries throughout globalization. In turn, in contrast to ‘perpetual outsider’ stereotypes, overseas Chinese have long mixed with new peoples, blended their cultural traditions, and redefined the meaning of ‘Chinese.’ Peter Hamilton will outline the history of the Chinese diaspora and introduce key examples of Chinese mixing, adaptation, and hybridity abroad.
Venue Trinity Long Room HubDate Wed 5 FebTime 18:00 - 19:00Fee Free, booking required