300+ years of Chinese history in South Africa

The Chinese have been a part of South Africa's complicated racial and cultural fabric for centuries, dating all the way back to the 17th century. Yet, despite their long presence in the country, little is known about the Chinese community and their contributions to South African life. Native-born South African writer Melanie Yap co-authored the definitive book on the subject and joins us this week to explain the long and complex history of Chinese migration to southern Africa.

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