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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... Acknowledgments INTRODUCTION “Find Miss Sigel Dead in Trunk” CHAPTER ONE “Terra Incognita”: Mapping Chinatown's Racial and Gender Boundaries in Lower Manhattan CHAPTER TWO Beyond Chinatown: Policing Chinese American Male Mobility in ...
The rumor that she had been a Protestant missionary working with the city's predominantly male Chinese immigrant population, seemed to provide the necessary explanation. Overnight, the city's and nation's newspapers quickly publicized ...
... 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.
Representations of Chinatown were not only marked by a peculiar racial otherness, they were also gendered in that these images projected a rough, working-class male space that included both Chinese and white men.
Not surprisingly many of the city's writers and cartoonists portrayed Chinese men as hypersexualized creatures posing legitimate threats to white female missionaries, when they discussed Chinese male participation in the city's ...
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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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