New York before Chinatown : Orientalism and the shaping of American culture, 1776-1882 / John Kuo Wei Tchen.

"From George Washington's desire (in the heat of the Revolutionary War) for a proper set of Chinese porcelains for afternoon tea, to the lives of Chinese-Irish couples in the 1830s, to the commercial success of Chang and Eng (the "Siamese Twins"), to rising fears of "heathen...

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Main Author: Tchen, John Kuo Wei.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
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Call Number: DS706 .T4 1999
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