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

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Chinatown Trunk Mystery: Murder, Miscegenation, and other Dangerous Encounters in Turn-of-the-Century New York City by Mary Ting Yi Lui Princeton University Press, 2005 Moderator: Paul Fong Session 8B Saturday, 3:30-5:00 Garden B

SYNOPSIS: The Chinatown Trunk Mystery offers a fascinating snapshot of social and sexual relations between Chinese and non-Chinese populations in turn-of-the-century New York City through the lens of the unsolved murder of Elsie Sigel whose corpse was found inside a trunk in the midtown apartment of Leon Ling.

AUTHOR: Mary Ting Yi Lui was first introduced to Chinese American history while working as the curator of the Museum of Chinese in the Americas, formerly known as the New York Chinatown...

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