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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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I’ll Cut Your Head Off If You Write Such Things (1888–91)

I’ll Cut Your Head Off If You Write Such Things (1888–91)

(p.176) (p.177) 18 I’ll Cut Your Head Off If You Write Such Things (1888–91)
The First Chinese American

Scott D. Seligman

Hong Kong University Press

As the Chinese in America were increasingly associated with undesirable criminal activities such as drug smuggling, Wong became determined to rid Chinatown of vice. Interfering with the lucrative business enterprises of the Chinese underworld, Wong eventually placed himself in a dangerous situation, and a monetary reward was offered for his murder. Wong, who opposed human slavery and prostitution as well, later acted at his own peril to rescue a 17-year-old Chinese girl who had been sold into slavery.

Keywords:   Drug smuggling, Criminal activities, Slavery, Prostitution, Chinese underworld, Murder, America, China, Chinese American, Wong Chin Foo

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