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The crew of the Moyen, 1895.<br />
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The fascinating stories of the first Chinese settlers to visit Britain over 300 years ago are revealed in a new book.<br />
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Today, over 400,000 Chinese people live in Britain, but up until the 19th century only a handful of their countrymen had made the long, arduous journey over from the Far East.<br />
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The first visitors were greeted with wonderment, enjoying audiences with monarchs of the day, but subsequent generations faced out-right hostility from locals who thought they were 'debaucherous' and corrupting British women.<br />
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The trials and tribulations of the Chinese community in Britain are documented by historian Barclay Price in a new book, The Chinese in Britain.