Karavansara

East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai


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Sixteen Italians in Tientsin

There were sixteen Italians in Tietsin in 1901.

  • Two hairdressers
  • Six owners or staffers of two Italian restaurants
  • One mechanic
  • One miner
  • Two businessmen
  • One builder
  • Three artists: a singer, a musician and a painter.

These are the things one learns doing historical research.

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And one can also get an article out of it, and sell it. Because bills won’t pay themselves. Continue reading