- Accompanies a major exhibition at the New-York Historical Society from October 2014 to May 2015
- Will be of interest to the growing population of Chinese Americans and those interested in the cultural and historical connections between the two countries
- Will appeal to all those interested in the history of New York City and its role in the history of the United States
Presents the history of the Chinese American experience, from the role of Chinese tea in the American Revolution and the rich commercial and cultural interactions between China and the US, to an exploration of the practices and principles developed under Chinese Exclusion and their application to other cultural groups. This concise, illustrated history considers the legacy and lessons of this period in America’s history through photography, documents and historical objects.