The March 2017 production of Paper Dreams of Harry Chin premiered by the History Theatre in St. Paul has sparked much interest in the Chinese Immigrant Experiencce.  Many second or third generation Chinese Americans are finding a spot in their hearts that has been covered over for many years.   Here we offer you a space to explore that spot.  Perhaps there are areas in your family history that you don’t already know?  Perhaps one of your fathers or grandfathers was a paper son and that ‘secret’ has been closely guarded in your family?   We encourage you to share your or your family’s immigrant history/experiences.  Please write to  Essays may be edited by our editorial staff for length and style.

From time to time we will also be uploading essays/summaries of publications that are related to this subject.   Relevant events in various periods in U.S. history may appear as well.  We invite you to suggest topics or heartwarming stories that may resonate with our readers.

The Wongs at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Erika Lee Creates #Immigration Syllabus

Chinese Immigrants in Tuscany

Chinese Railroad Workers