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- DescriptionChinese hand laundries have been a fixture of America's urban landscape for over one hundred years. This title presents a study of Chinese laundries and of those who worked in them in the United States. It looks at the life and work of Chinese hand laundry workers in Chicago.
- Author BiographyPaul Chan Pang Siu, the son of a laundry worker, studied sociology at the University of Chicago under Ernest Burgess and Louis Wirth. Afterwards, he worked as a social worker in Boston's Chinatown during the 1940s and then taught sociology for twenty years. he retired as Chairperson and Professor of Sociology from the Detroit Institute of Technology in 1971. His essays have appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, Burgess and Bogue's Contributions to Urban Sociology, and Qishiniandai [The Seventies]. John Kuo Wei Tchen, author of Genthe's Photographs of San Francisco's Old Chinatown (1984), is cofounder and historian of the New York Chinatown History Project.
- Author(s)John Kuo Wei Tchen,Paul C.P. Siu
- PublisherNew York University Press
- Date of Publication01/06/1988
- GenreSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleNew York Chinatown history project
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNew York University Press
- Content Note9 b&w charts
- Weight476 g
- Width3895 mm
- Height5830 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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