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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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False Starts (1894–95)

False Starts (1894–95)

(p.234) (p.235) 23 False Starts (1894–95)
The First Chinese American

Scott D. Seligman

Hong Kong University Press

After Wong returned to New York, he was appointed Chinese inspector. He very much enjoyed his brief career with the Treasury Department, and had a number of accomplishments. Wong was in an excellent position to collect information within the Chinese community, and he found that some of the money eventually went to the pockets of a number of federal customs officials. In October 1894, Wong made up his mind to remain in the city of Atlanta and went into business with Dr. Wang, a Chinese physician. They both yearned to introduce new forms of treatment for all sorts of diseases to the people in the city.

Keywords:   Treasury Department, Chinese inspector, Chinese physician, Atlanta, America, China, Chinese American, Wong Chin Foo

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