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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 Equal Rights League (1892)

The Chinese Equal Rights League (1892)

(p.195) 20 The Chinese Equal Rights League (1892)
The First Chinese American

Scott D. Seligman

Hong Kong University Press

As the Chinese Exclusion Act was about to expire, Geary, a Congressman, wished to renew the basic act by imposing extra restrictions on Chinese emigration and new burdens on America’s Chinese. This was known as the Geary Act, and it was considered the most oppressive piece of anti-Chinese legislation. Wong responded to this draconian bill by establishing the Chinese Equal Rights League, a political organization which primarily aimed to fight the burdens exerted on America’s Chinese.

Keywords:   Chinese Exclusion Act, Geary Act, Chinese Equal Rights League, America, China, Chinese American, Wong Chin Foo

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