Chinese Immigration Sinn Summary

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In this book, Sinn highlights the role of British Hong Kong as a leading emigrant port for Chinese migration, which first emerged as a result of the gold rush. She describes Hong Kong as an “in-between” place, that helped to facilitate Chinese migration to California, and argues that Hong Kong had constantly interacted with the migrants at various stages during their time overseas. She shows how Hong Kong’s trade connections with California provided migrants with goods such as Chinese clothing, Chinese medicine, joss paper, and opium. Migrants were also able to send home remittance, and in unfortunate circumstances, their remains could be sent home through Hong Kong, and back to their homeland through kinship associations. Furthermore, she

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