Chinese abroad, ca. 1930 A.D.


Chinese emigration to the World


The first map (above) indicates the number of Chinese in a foreign country or town, amounting to a total of 12 millions. The second map shows the distribution of Chinese emigrants by percentages. This map also indicates numbers of emigrants in each country, percentages of emigrants in each town, provinces with large amounts of emigrants, and harbours of emigration.

Legend for “Distribution of Chinese Emigrants”:

  • less than 1%
  • 1-10%
  • 10-50%
  • 50-90%
  • 90-100%


History and Commercial Atlas of China, Albert Herrmann, Ph.D., Harvard University Press, 1935.

See Huhai Website.

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