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 experiences or questions.  Please write to  Essays may be edited by our editorial staff for length and style.

From time to time we will also be uploading publications that are informative on this subject or contain stories that will resonate with our readers.