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Malaysia, China: A Hokkien Tale

Ktemoc Konsiders retells a story from the Chinese Ming Dynasty about how sugar canes saved the Hokkien, from whom many Chinese Malaysians are descended. “Since that fateful day, the Hokkiens have celebrated Chinese New Year with a pair of sugar cane plants, which must be complete stalks from roots to shoots to commemorate the actual votive offerings of that historical day.”

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