What began with a search for my family in Argentina led to retracing the escape route of 19th century Asian coolie laborers through Peru’s plantations, highlands, and the Amazons. The migratory landmarks flowed into transpacific voyages that spread the Austronesian language throughout the Pacific, and sails into the Age of Exploration when the desire for spices launched thousands of ships networking the first global economy.

- Beatrice Glow