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PAPER SON: One Man’s Story, by Tung Pok Chin, with Winifred C. Chin, with an introduction by K. Scott Wong. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2000, pp. 184, 15 b/w photos, $15.96.

In this account of his tribulations and triumphs in Gold Mountain (the Chinese immigrant’s euphemism for the United States), Tung Pok Chin writes, “It is commonly said among us Chinese here in the United States that before World War II about 99 percent of all Chinese immigrants were paper sons.”

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