|The Public Paperfolding History Project
page is used to collect information about both Chinese
Paperfolding itself and the way it has been perceived in
writings about origami history.
Vol 5: Issue 2 of 'The Origamian' or Summer 1965 contains a profile of Philip Shen, written by Alice Gray, which opens with the following paragraph. No evidence is given to back up the assertions made.
The same issue contains an article 'Paper Folding as a Folk and Creative Art', written by Philip Shen, which also contains some background information on paperfolding in China..