According to the publisher, the book explores the coming of the Chinese to the Western frontier and their experiences in Denver during its early development from a supply station for the mining camps to a flourishing urban center. The Denver Riot, as a consequence of political hostility and racial antagonism against the Chinese, transformed the life of Denver’s Chinese, eventually leading to the disappearance of Denver's Chinatown.
Written for students and scholars interested in social sciences, “Denver’s Chinatown 1875-1900: Gone But Not Forgotten" may be purchased on Brill’s website.
Song, a resident of New York City, earned her Ph.D. from the City University of New York, her M.A. from the University of Denver and her B.A. from Beijing University of Foreign Studies. Her academic research interests focus on the transnational identity of Chinese Americans. Her first book, "Shaping and Reshaping Chinese American Identity: New York's Chinese in the Years of the Depression and World War II," received an ACPSS Outstanding Academic Research Award.