The Chinatown Trunk Mystery: Murder, Miscegenation, and Other Dangerous Encounters in Turn-of-the-Century New York City
Princeton University Press, 21 iul. 2020 - 320 pagini
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. The young woman's strangled corpse was discovered inside a trunk in the midtown Manhattan apartment of her reputed former Sunday school student and lover, a Chinese man named Leon Ling.
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It was Leon Ling, a Chinese Sunday school pupil who had become infatuated with a young white missionary and murdered her in a fit of jealousy when he learned of her growing affections for another Chinese man.
Sigel's motivation for befriending Chinese men such as the murder suspect, and more importantly, the place of Chinese immigrants in New York City and the nation at large. These questions ultimately mattered more to readers than proving ...
... for readers—also worked to reassert social and spatial boundaries by restraining the physical and social movement of Chinese men and white women of all socioeconomic classes while reaffirming mobility as a white male privilege.
To many readers this tragedy began with the arrival of Chinese businesses into white neighborhoods such as ... were also gendered in that these images projected a rough, working-class male space that included both Chinese and white men.
According to press interviews with the Sigels' former neighbors, Chinese and Japanese men frequently visited the Sigel family at their home. The New York Herald reported that some neighbors even went so far as to claim that “Chinese and ...
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In The Chinatown Trunk Mystery: Murder, Miscegenation, and Other Dangerous Encounters in Turn-of-the-Century New York City, Mary Ting Yi Lui examines the murder of Elsie Sigel as a window into the ... Citiți recenzia completă
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More of a textbook/sociology type book than true crime, but was interesting anyway. I learned how terrible chinese/asian men were look upon and treated in the 19th century. Also was suprised to learn that many Irish women preferred Chinese men to their own Irishmen. So all in all, a good read. Citiți recenzia completă
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