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Strange Country

Sometimes you need to have a glass of wine, cuppa whatever and listen to a good old weird story. Musical score Resting Place by A Cast of Thousands.

Feb 9, 2023

Hello dear readers! Happy Listening Love month! Join Beth and Kelly as we try to learn the real story of Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman immigrant in America. 1834 was the year when middle-class Americans were looking to spend some cash at Marshalls, but could only attend exploitative shows featuring Afong. Learn as little as possible about a woman who everyone was talking about, and no one really cared about. Welcome to ‘merica!

Theme music: Big White Lie by A Cast of Thousands

Cite your sources:

Davis, Nancy E. “Afong Moy on the 21st Century Stage.” OUPBlog, 2021. OUPBlog, Accessed 05 02 2023.

Haddad, John R. The Romance of China: Excursions to China in US Culture: 1776-1876. Columbia University Press.

Hsiao, Irene. “Afong Moy Was a Real Person.” Chicago Reader, 11 May 2022.

“Remembering Afong Moy – The Library Company of Philadelphia.” The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1 February 2021, Accessed 6 February 2023.