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China's Gold Rush Migrants

Andrew Liu talks to Tom about the Chinese workers who followed the gold rush to California, Australia and South Africa, the racial stereotypes about them promoted by local politicians, and their role in the huge economic shifts of the late 19th century, as described in a new book by Mae Ngai, The Chinese Question.

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Find Andrew's piece in n+1 here.

Title music by Kieran Brunt / Produced by Anthony Wilks

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