The Lowe family reunion in China in December 2012. Photo: courtesy of Samuel Lowe's family

From Harlem to China: how an African-American tracked down her Chinese grandfather

When Paula Williams Madison traced her family history, it took her from her home in New York to Jamaica, and on to southern China. Her documentary tells an amazing story of the Hakka diaspora in the early 20th century

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The Lowe family reunion in China in December 2012. Photo: courtesy of Samuel Lowe's family
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Bernice Chan

Bernice Chan

Bernice Chan is a senior writer on the Culture desk. She samples more than her share of dishes around Hong Kong and writes about people and issues that make an impact on the city.