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Quarantine

James C. Mohr

in Plague and Fire

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780195162318
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199788910 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162318.003.0006
 Quarantine

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On December 13, the Board of Health imposed a quarantine around the Chinatown district of Honolulu along with a mandatory clean-up inside it. This brought hardship to those confined and evoked protest from the Chinese consul Yang Wei Pin and vice-consul Gu Kim Fui and from the Japanese consul Saito Miki. Mandatory cremation of plague victims further alienated Chinese and Hawaiian residents.

Keywords: Chinatown; Board of Health; Chinese consul; Japanese consul; cremation; Yang Wei Pin; Gu Kim Fui; Saito Miki

Chapter.  5309 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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