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Author Davis, Nancy E., author.

Title The Chinese lady : Afong Moy in early America / Nancy E. Davis
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
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Contents Setting the stage -- The cast -- Behind the scenes -- The show -- The curtain rises -- Afong Moy presents Chinese objects for the person -- Afong Moy presents Chinese objects for the American home -- On tour -- New York to Charleston -- Return to the North -- Cuba and up the Mississippi River -- Finale -- Off stage -- The final act
Summary "In 1834, a Chinese woman named Afong Moy arrived in America as both a prized guest and advertisement for a merchant firm--a promotional curiosity and celebrity used to peddle exotic wares from the East. This first biography of Afong Moy explores how she shaped a number of Americans' impressions of China, all while living as a stranger in a foreign land"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from web page (Oxford Scholarship Online, viewed on May 5, 2020)
Subject Moy, Afong.
Chinese American women -- Biography
Women immigrants -- United States -- Biography
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Chinese American women.
Civilization -- Chinese influences.
Public opinion, American.
Women immigrants.
United States -- Civilization -- Chinese influences.
China -- Foreign public opinion, American -- History
China.
United States.
Genre/Form collective biographies.
Biographies.
History.
Biographies.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
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