Ethnic Chinese students in Sydney. Increasingly, the Chinese diaspora is showing an interest in tracing its roots. Photo: AFP

Journey to the past: why overseas Chinese are finally embracing their roots

Chinese immigrants once viewed the past as a black box – sealed shut to blend in abroad. But as new generations come of age, many are turning to genealogical services to search for identities that are fading with time

Topic |   Chinese overseas

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Ethnic Chinese students in Sydney. Increasingly, the Chinese diaspora is showing an interest in tracing its roots. Photo: AFP
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