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The First Chinese American is published by Hong Kong University Press. Amazon's order page is accessible by clicking here or on the cover image at left. The book is available in hardback, paperback and in a Kindle edition. It may also be ordered directly from Hong Kong University Press by clicking here.

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The Remarkable
Life of 

Wong Chin Foo

Wong was instrumental in the establishment of Manhattan's first Chinese theatre. He first voiced the idea in 1884, but had to wait nearly a decade to see his dream realized in 1893.

 Wong fell in briefly with the Theosophists in 1877. He met Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and Colonel Henry Steel Olcott and gave a talk on Buddhism to their followers in New York.   




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