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Old 12-09-2017, 01:08 AM
 
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A lot is talked about the African, Caribbean, Irish, Italian, Anglo, German, Polish, other European and even the Latin American diaspora but what about the Asian diaspora? It's perhaps not mentioned as much. Maybe the Jewish diaspora is the most known from that continent?

Which countries around the world has an interesting diaspora to you, which originates in Asia. Looking forward to hearing thoughts and maybe learning some new things.
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Old 12-09-2017, 06:49 AM
 
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You can see lots of recently migrated Chinese when you travel overseas. While they are mostly found in Western countries like USA, UK, EU, Australia, Canada, third world countries are host to many Chinese immigrants and workers too.

In Uganda, you can see supermarkets operated by mainland Chinese for the large Chinese community there. In Dubai, Qatar in Middle East you can see Chinese workers in construction and service industry. In South East Asia, Timor Leste, you can see provision shops setup by mainland Chinese.

Because of the One Road One Belt project, many Chinese will work along the Silkroute corridor among former Soviet nations.
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:36 AM
 
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I think Asian diasporas are talked about as much as any other. It depends on where you live and who you talk to. But the most talked about diasporas from Asia I would say are Chinese and Indian. A lot of them, though not in China or India, are still in Asia though. But both have large populations scattered around the world.
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Old 12-09-2017, 09:00 AM
 
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It is funny you walk about Irish, German, Italian, Polish in such segmented manner and then "Asians" and "Africans" as if they were two mid-sized countries like Spain.
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Old 12-09-2017, 11:51 AM
 
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The Chinese have the largest diaspora by far. India also sends lots of people abroad.
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Old 12-09-2017, 12:55 PM
 
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The Chinese have the largest diaspora by far. India also sends lots of people abroad.
Yeah, that's a bit of an understatement,lol. That kind of goes with out saying.
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Old 12-09-2017, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Kansas/China
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There’s an old Chinese diaspora in S America, specifically Peru I believe. A large Japanese presence in Brazil. A lot of Indians in NE South America. Forgot which country there. A lot of Indians in Fiji.

A lot of the oldest various Asian diasporas have melted in with the local communities and don’t really exist in a community sense. At one time there were many Chinese workers in Mexico, but almost all were males and married off to local people or never had children.
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Old 12-09-2017, 05:56 PM
 
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There was a significant Chinese immigration into the western part of the United States initially in the 1840's and early 1850's because of the Gold Rush in Northern California. Later in the late 1860's after the Civil War there was another immigration of Chinese who were laborers on the first intercontinental railway.
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Old 12-09-2017, 07:30 PM
 
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There was a significant Chinese immigration into the western part of the United States initially in the 1840's and early 1850's because of the Gold Rush in Northern California. Later in the late 1860's after the Civil War there was another immigration of Chinese who were laborers on the first intercontinental railway.

The setting for the old "Kung Fu" t.v. series.
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:26 AM
 
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The setting for the old "Kung Fu" t.v. series.
Never heard of it, but I do think it could make an interesting movie. Say a Chinese man (from China of course) getting suckered into working on the railroad and about his journey from China to the US and then working on the railroad. The Chicago Chinatown was formed by Chinese railroad workers. They have an interesting museum there. There was a lot of anti-Chinese sentiment out west in California, Washington, and Idaho (which was about 30% Chinese at the time), so many Chinese decided to give Chicago a try (where the railroad construction ended). Itís an interesting history.
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