|“||We must let go of our old culture. We are American now.||”|
Lin is a character in 80 Days, a Chinese-American who believes in leaving behind his old culture to become purely American.
Lin moved from China to America at some point in the recent past. He now considers himself more American, integrating with the culture.
Jing can be spoken to Passepartout, who notices his well-cut jacket. He explains his new life to him, saying he is happy to have become an American and ridiculing Jing Huo for wearing a queue despite laws against it.
Lin is self-assured and satisfied with his life, but also close-minded in not considering that people might want to cling to old cultural traditions.
- Lin's character is a direct foil to Jing Huo.