TONG WARS: the untold story of vice, money and murder in new york's chinatown    
About the Author

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Scott D. Seligman is am award-winning writer, a historian and a career “China hand.” He holds an undergraduate degree in history from Princeton University with concentration in American civilization and a master's degree from Harvard University. Fluent in Mandarin and conversant in Cantonese, he lived in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China for eight years and reads and writes Chinese. He has worked as a legislative assistant to a member of the U.S. Congress, lobbied the Chinese government on behalf of American business, managed a multinational public relations agency in China, served as spokesperson and communications director for a Fortune 50 company and taught English in Taiwan and Chinese in Washington, DC.

He is the author of The Third Degree: The Triple Murder that Shook Washington and Changed American Criminal Justice (Potomac Books, forthcoming in 2018),
The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo (Hong Kong University Press, 2013), Three Tough Chinamen (Earnshaw Books, 2012), Chinese Business Etiquette (Hachette, 1999) and Dealing With the Chinese (Warner Books, 1989) and co-author of the best-selling Cultural Revolution Cookbook (Earnshaw, 2011) and Mandarin Chinese at a Glance (Barron's Educational Series, 2006). He has published articles in the Asian Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Seattle Times, the China Business Review, Bucknell Magazine, Howard Magazine, the Jewish Daily Forward, China Heritage Quarterly, The Cleaver Quarterly, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center blog, the New York History blog, the Granite Studio blog and Traces, the Journal of the Indiana Historical Society. He has also created several websites on historical and genealogical topics. He lives in Washington, DC. You can visit the author's website here and his Facebook page here.


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