Lot 363: 1923 Rare account of the 'Real Chinese' in America, inscribed

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Lot 363: Author: J.S. Tow; Title: The Real Chinese in America / Being an attempt to give the general American public a fuller knowledge and a better understanding of the Chinese people in the United States; Place Published: New York; Publisher: Academy Press; Date Published: 1923; Description: First Edition. Original cloth. Illustrated. 168pp. Inscribed, "To Mr. Unohoo, Compliments of the Author. New York, 1928"During the roaring Twenties, when the American reading public was beguiled with sensational tales of Fu Manchu villains, narcotics and bloody Tong wars in San Francisco and other Chinese-American communities, this scarce volume was written by an urbane Chinese diplomat in New York to "project more favorable images of Chinese-Americans" and "to counter American society's negative caricature of Chinatown as a community of opium addicts, hatchet men and slave girls." Complete description available. Please contact pba@pbagalleries.com for more information. Condition: Very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $120-180
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