Chinatown Trunk Mystery Murder, Miscegenation, and Other Dangerous Encounters in Turn-of-the-Century New York City
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Description: 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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Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 3/4/2007
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
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"|