Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Tea Shop Reminiscences

Dublin Core

Title

Tea Shop Reminiscences
The Messenger

Description

The story starts with a small racist jab at Chinese tea shops by having the narrator imply that Chinese tea shops were not as valuable as people seemed to think they were. There is a line in the short story that calls one man a "yellow-skinned artist." The narrator makes the comment of wanting to know Chinese mythology as well as they know that of the Greek showing fascination in the Eastern culture. The expansive knowledge about the Greeks contrasts with the limited knowledge of Chinese culture to reflect the politics of world history and education of non-American cultures within the U.S.

Creator

Source

Virginia Historical Baptist Society
Richmond, Virginia

Date

1929-1930

Format

Files

Citation

Elmer Potter, “Tea Shop Reminiscences,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed August 15, 2020, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/285.