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Kaiping Watchtowers: The Remnants of Immigrant Fortunes

The push to go west in the U.S. depended on lots of cheap labor and many Chinese, particularly from Taishan province, near Hong Kong, packed up and moved not only to North America but to South America and the Caribbean. Those who survived the journey sent back, or made it back, with some cash in their pockets. The ancestors who traveled east. When they returned, China was at war and in political turmoil and banditry was rampant, particularly in rural... Read More