Paper Son: One Man’s Story is the memoir of Tung Pok Chin, a “paper son” who immigrated to America with falsified documents alongside thousands of other Chinese during the era of the Chinese Exclusion Act. When Tung arrived in America, he worked and lived in hand laundries, dedicated himself to learning English, and eventually became an active member of key organizations in his community. He wrote poetry about his struggles living in America, which were regularly published in the China Daily News. But his work eventually brought him to the attention of the FBI who were keen on ferreting out communists and illegal immigrants. This memoir brings the historical era of Exclusion to life and personifies the fears and struggles that went along with being a “paper son,” speaking both to the specific and rarely published account of a “paper son” as well as to a more universal immigrant experience.