Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The First Chinese AmericanThe Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Scott D. Seligman

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9789888139897

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888139897.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM HONG KONG SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.hongkong.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Hong Kong University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HKSO for personal use (for details see www.hongkong.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 19 November 2018

Fifty Cents a Pound (1887)

Fifty Cents a Pound (1887)

Chapter:
(p.148) (p.149) 15 Fifty Cents a Pound (1887)
Source:
The First Chinese American
Author(s):

Scott D. Seligman

Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888139897.003.0015

Denis Kearney intended to persuade the Canadian government to put a halt to Chinese immigration, and his opinions set him on a collision course with Wong. After the railroad was finished in 1885, Canada passed the Chinese Immigration Act, which ordered the charging of a $50 head tax on all Chinese who wished to enter Canada. The tax was conspicuously Canada’s response to America’s Chinese Exlusion Act. Due largely to his American citizenship, Wong thought that he should by no means be charged, and he endeavoured to negotiate with the Canadian government on this matter.

Keywords:   Denis Kearney, Chinese Immigration Act, Chinese Exclusion Act, Head tax, Canadian government, Canada, America, China, Chinese American, Wong Chin Foo

Hong Kong Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .