Scott D. Seligman

Scott D. Seligman

Scott D. Seligman is a historian, retired corporate executive, and career China hand, and he holds degrees from Princeton and Harvard. Fluent in Mandarin and conversant in Cantonese, he lived in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China and has worked as a legislative assistant in Congress, a businessman in China, and a communications director of a Fortune 50 company. He is the author of many scholarly and business books, including Chinese Business Etiquette and The First Chinese American. He has published articles in the Asian Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the Seattle Times, the China Business Review, the Jewish Daily Forward, China Heritage Quarterly, and the New York History and Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center blogs.


Murder in Manchuria by Scott Seligman

Murder in Manchuria by Scott D. Seligman

Murder in Manchuria | The True Story of a Jewish Virtuoso, Russian Fascists, a French Diplomat, and a Japanese Spy in Occupied China by Scott D. Seligman, a real-life murder mystery set in China. Part cold-case thriller and part social history, the true, tragic saga of Semyon Kaspé is told in the context of the larger, improbable story of the lives of the twenty thousand Jews who called Harbin home at the beginning of the twentieth century.
A Second Reckoning by Scott Seligman

A Second Reckoning by Scott D. Seligman

A Second Reckoning | Race, Injustice, and the Last Hanging in Annapolis by Scott D. Seligman looks into the wrongful hanging of a Black man, and argues for more reexamination into the racial uses of the justice systems. The author argues that the repeal of racist laws and policies must be augmented by reckoning with America’s judicial past, especially in cases in which prejudice may have tainted procedures or perverted verdicts.
The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902 by Scott Seligman

The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902 by Scott D. Seligman

The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902 | Immigrant Housewives and the Riots That Shook New York City by Scott D. Seligman explores the collective action Jewish housewives took to end the price gouging of kosher meat. Convinced by the latest jump in the price of kosher meat, they assembled with intent on shutting down every kosher butcher shop in New York’s Jewish quarter.