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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 Timber from Which Conspirators Are Made (1871–72)

The Timber from Which Conspirators Are Made (1871–72)

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The First Chinese American

Scott D. Seligman

Hong Kong University Press

Wong Chin Foo married and fathered a child, and thanks to his proficiency in English, he managed to join the customs bureaus of Shanghai and Zhenjiang. He allegedly led a dissolute life, and was therefore excommunicated from the Shanghai Baptist Church. His conspiracy to overthrow the Chinese government set him on a collision course with the imperial authorities, and finally he fled China in fear for his life.

Keywords:   Shanghai Baptist Church, Customs bureaus, Chinese government, Conspiracy, Shanghai, Zhenjiang, China, Chinese American, America, Wong Chin Foo

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