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The First Chinese AmericanThe Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo$
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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

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Soiled Doves (1873–74)

Soiled Doves (1873–74)

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(p.38) (p.39) 4 Soiled Doves (1873–74)
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The First Chinese American
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Scott D. Seligman

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888139897.003.0004

After returning to America, Wong Chin Foo helped to rescue myriads of Chinese girls who were sold into prostitution in the territory. He began a lecture tour, and decided to become an American citizen in 1874. Naturalization was almost unprecedented for a Chinese. This chapter also relates how Wong had a liaison of his own with an American prostitute.

Keywords:   Naturalization, Prostitution, Chinese girls, Chinese, America, China, Chinese American, Wong Chin Foo

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