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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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The Chinese American (1883)

The Chinese American (1883)

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(p.88) (p.89) 9 The Chinese American (1883)
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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/9789888139897.003.0009

Wong left Chicago for New York, and he established the first Chinese-language newspaper east of the Rockies. He named the paper ‘Chinese American’ and became the paper’s editor. The challenges which Wong encountered in running the newpaper company included money matters and labour issues. In late 1883 Chinese American ceased publication, nevertheless, it by no means marked the end of Wong’s career as a journalist.

Keywords:   Chinese American, Chinese-language newspaper, Publication, Journalist, New York, America, China, Wong Chin Foo

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