The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902




About the Author

Scott D. Seligman is an award-winning writer, a historian, a genealogist, a retired corporate executive and a career "China hand." He holds an undergraduate degree in history from Princeton University with high honors in American civilization and a master's degree from Harvard University.

Fluent in Mandarin, 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, 2018), which won a gold medal in the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs); Tong Wars: The Untold Story of Vice, Money and Murder in New York's Chinatown (Viking Books, 2016); The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo (Hong Kong University Press, 2013); Three Tough Chinamen (Earnshaw Books, 2012); the best-selling Chinese Business Etiquette (Hachette, 1999) and Dealing With the Chinese (Warner Books, 1989).

He is also co-author of the best-selling Cultural Revolution Cookbook (Earnshaw, 2011) and Now You're Talking Mandarin Chinese (Barron's Educational Series, 2006).

He has published articles in Smithsonian magazine, the Washington Post, the Seattle Times, the Asian Wall Street Journal, the China Business Review, Bucknell Magazine, Howard Magazine, the 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.

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