Nancy E. Davis is curator emeritus of Home and Community Life at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. She has worked as a public historian in local, state, and national museums for more than forty years. Her research in museums and as a lecturer has frequently addressed aspects of Asian influence on American culture.
Acknowledgments Introduction Part One: Setting the Stage 1. The Cast 2. Behind the Scenes Part Two: The Show 3. The Curtain Rises 4. Afong Moy Presents Chinese Objects for the Person 5. Afong Moy Presents Chinese Objects for the Home Part Three: On Tour 6. New York to Charleston 7. Return to the North 8. Cuba and Up the Mississippi River Part Four: Finale 9. Off Stage 10. The Final Act Epilogue Notes Selected Bibliography Index