Paper Sons Cheat Sheet

Title

Paper Sons Cheat Sheet

Subject

Immigration
Papers, Personal

Description

The purely Chinese-American concept of "paper son" originated after the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act. Chinese-born men came to America adopting the name of another family and claiming to be sons of Chinese U.S. citizens. To pass the rigorous questions of the U.S. immigration authorities, these men came with "cheat sheets" of answers about their supposed families and ancestral villages.

Source

Donated by Billy Moy

Publisher

Chinese-American Museum of Chicago

Date

1920s

Rights

From the collection of the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago

Format

Document is handwritten in black ink in the Chinese language. Handmade rice paper. 12 pages. 9.75 inches high x 19.25 inches wide.

Language

Chinese

Type

Text

Identifier

2006_015_001

Coverage

China
United States of America
1920s

Original Format

Document is handwritten in black ink in the Chinese language. Handmade rice paper. 12 pages. 9.75 inches high x 19.25 inches wide.

Files

2006_015_001.jpg

Comments

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Date Added
June 11, 2014
Collection
Chinese-American Museum of Chicago
Item Type
Document
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Citation
“Paper Sons Cheat Sheet,” Alliance Community Collections, accessed November 19, 2017, http://ccacommunitycollections.omeka.net/items/show/3.