Chinatown Trunk Mystery Murder, Miscegenation, and Other Dangerous Encounters in Turn-of-the-Century New York City

ISBN-10: 0691130485

ISBN-13: 9780691130484

Edition: 2007

Authors: Mary Ting Yi Lui

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Based on the unsolved 1909 murder of Elsie Sigel, the 'girl missionary' who was believed to have been murdered by Leon Ling, her jealous Chinese lover, this text explores the attempts by the public and police to monitor and regulate Chinese/white social and sexual relations in turn-of-the-century New York.
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Book details

List price: $37.50
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 3/4/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Mary Ting Yi Lui is Assistant Professor of American Studies and History at Yale University. She is a former curator of the Museum of Chinese in the Americas in New York City.

List of Illustrations
Introduction: "Find Miss Sigel Dead in Trunk"
"Terra Incognita": Mapping Chinatown's Racial and Gender Boundaries in Lower Manhattan
Beyond Chinatown: Policing Chinese American Male Mobility in New York City
Policing Urban Girls' and Women's Mobility and Desires
Playing the "Missionary Game"
Chinese American Interracial Couples and Families in New York City
"The Most Remarkable Get-away in Police History"
"Disgrace on the Whole Body of Our People"
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