Inside the Roemah Oei, the ancestral home in Lasem, Central Java, of Grace W. Susanto – a seventh-generation Chinese Indonesian also known as Oei Lee Giok – who wants to preserve the property. Photo: Grace W. Susanto

Chinese Indonesians work to preserve 700 years of history in Lasem, a ‘Little China’ in Central Java

There was already a thriving Chinese community in Lasem when a captain of Chinese Admiral Zheng He arrived in 1413, and families still own homes built generations ago. As the young move away, preserving them becomes an urgent task

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Inside the Roemah Oei, the ancestral home in Lasem, Central Java, of Grace W. Susanto – a seventh-generation Chinese Indonesian also known as Oei Lee Giok – who wants to preserve the property. Photo: Grace W. Susanto
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