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Kin

A unit of weight in Japan equivalent to 600 grams.
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In the first two chapters, the author provides a clear overview of how the recently enacted Civil Code (1857) restricted the traditional colonial rights of illegitimate children to file paternity suits, increasing the numbers of kinless people, and leaving many unmarried women unprotected.
And although the Chinese was definitely a colored man even if not a Negro, he was only he, single peculiar and barren; not just kinless but even kindless, half the world or anyway half the continent (we all knew about San Francisco's Chinatown) sundered from his like and therefore as threatless as a mule.
Children from working, middle, and upper class families would be placed in their respective class positions based on filial ties; illegitimate children would consequently find themselves as part of a kinless underclass.