Chinese American


ISBN: 978 1 85759 896 4
Size: 228 x 152 mm / 6 x 9 in.
Binding: paperback
Pages: 80
Images: 50

UK £6.96 / US $9.95


  • Accompanies a major exhibition at the New York Historical Society from October 2014 – 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 U.S., 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.


"WONG KAR-WAI'S FAVORITE THINGS: 'I visited the New-York Historical Society and used the catalog from the Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion exhibit as a reference for the section of the Met show about Anna May Wong, the first Chinese American movie star.'"
Wong Kar-Wai, Wall Street Journal