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Introduction

Nancy E. Davis

in The Chinese Lady: Afong Moy in Early America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190645236
eISBN:
9780190937270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190645236.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

The introduction provides the early history of the American China trade by recounting China trader Captain John O’Donnell’s landing with Chinese seamen in Baltimore in 1785 and a newspaper welcome ... More


The Chinese Lady: Afong Moy in Early America

Nancy E. Davis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190645236
eISBN:
9780190937270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190645236.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

This book encompasses the life of Afong Moy, the first known Chinese female sojourner in America. Brought to this country by American merchants in 1834, she traveled the country on bound feet as an ... More


The Cast

Nancy E. Davis

in The Chinese Lady: Afong Moy in Early America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190645236
eISBN:
9780190937270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190645236.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Cultural History

Chapter 1 establishes the American political and mercantile environment into which the Chinese woman Afong Moy was thrust when she arrived in 1834. It explores the lives and the economic motivations ... More


The Asiatic, Acrobatic, and Aleatory Biologies of Cheng-Chieh Yu’s Dance Theater

Rachel C. Lee

in The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America: Biopolitics, Biosociality, and Posthuman Ecologies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479817719
eISBN:
9781479813742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817719.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores traveling performers, gender ambiguity, and the cosmetic construction of bodies through an examination of dancer Cheng-Chieh Yu's Bowl Problems, My Father's Teeth, and She Said ... More


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