A veteran China expert with a diverse career in business and journalism, Seligman has lived in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong and has written on the region for publications including The Washington Post and The Asian Wall Street Journal. In his fifth book, the author of The First Chinese American and Three Tough Chinamen looks back at New York City’s tumultuous turn-of-the-century Chinatown where, from the 1890s through the 1930s, rival tongs—secret societies—ran opium dens, betting parlors, and houses of prostitution, illegal business that turned to protracted and bloody gang wars under the greedy eye of corrupt Tammany officials.
Scott D. Seligman - Tong Wars: The Untold Story of Vice, Money, and Murder in New York's Chinatown
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
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