Paper Son: One Man's Story

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Temple University Press, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 147 pages
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In this memoir, Tung Pok Chin casts light on the largely hidden experience of those Chinese who emigrated to the USA with false documents during the Exclusion era. Many of the so-called Paper Sons lived out their lives in silent fear of discovery.
  

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Contents

Prologue
1
My Village
9
Between Father and Son
20
Fighting Chinese City Hall
29
Turning to Wisdom
35
A Navy Man
41
A New Outlook
49
A Bitter End a Bright Start
57
Chinese Communism
76
Paranoia
83
Assimilation
94
The Homecoming
111
The Problem with Confessing
121
Writing Again
130
The Lunar New Year
136
Living in the Present
144

Under Suspicion
68

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About the author (2000)

Winifred Chin is a Visiting Scholar with the Asian/Pacific American Studies and Research Institute at New York University.

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