Did "Chinese Cowboys" ever exist? Like American cowboys with similar lifestyle

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Did “Chinese Cowboys” ever exist? Like American cowboys with similar lifestyle.

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If you mean cattle ranchers who lived in China and lived like American cowboys then no, there is no evidence to suggest that they ever existed. If by this question you are asking whether Chinese immigrants ever became cowboys in 19th century America, then yes it is likely that it occurred, but even then only rarely. Chinese immigrants during this time were severely restricted in what jobs they could obtain and what roles they could have within society. In the extremely racist culture of 19th century America, it would have been almost impossible for a Chinese person to break that racial divide and become a cowboy, although it is likely that it probably occurred at some point, although evidence on this is scant.