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The Chinatown trunk mystery : murder, miscegenation, and other dangerous encounters in turn-of-the-century New York City

Author: Mary Ting Yi Lui
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2007.
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the summer of 1909, the gruesome murder of nineteen-year-old Elsie Sigel sent shock waves through New York City and the nation at large. Through the lens of this unsolved murder, this work offers a snapshot of social and sexual relations between Chinese and non-Chinese populations in turn-of-the-century New York City.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Ting Yi Lui
ISBN: 9780691216287 0691216282
OCLC Number: 1091006122
Awards: Joint winner of Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS): History Award 2007
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 298 pages : illustrations
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
INTRODUCTION "Find Miss Sigel Dead in Trunk55 --
CHAPTER ONE "Terra Incognita": Mapping Chinatown's Racial and Gender Boundaries in Lower Manhattan --
CHAPTER TWO Beyond Chinatown: Policing Chinese American Male Mobility in New York City --
CHAPTER THREE Policing Urban Girls5 and Women's Mobility and Desires --
CHAPTER FOUR Playing the "Missionary Game" --
CHAPTER FIVE Chinese American Interracial Couples and Families in New York City --
CHAPTER SIX "The Most Remarkable Get-away in Police History" --
CHAPTER SEVEN "Disgrace on the Whole Body of Our People" --
Epilogue --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Mary Ting Yi Lui.

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In the summer of 1909, the gruesome murder of nineteen-year-old Elsie Sigel sent shock waves through New York City and the nation at large. Through the lens of this unsolved murder, this work offers  Read more...

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Winner of the 2005 History Award, The Association for Asian American Studies "Lui has created a solid historical narrative through her combined use of empirical data and Chinese-language sources... Read more...

 
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