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Published by Williamson Music in London, New York .
Written in English



  • Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.),
  • San Francisco (Calif.)


  • Musicals -- Librettos,
  • Chinese American women -- Drama,
  • Women immigrants -- Drama,
  • Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Drama,
  • San Francisco (Calif.) -- Drama

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Edition Notes

StatementLyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 2d. Book by Oscar Hammerstein 2d and Joseph Fields, based on the novel by C. Y. Lee.
ContributionsHammerstein, Oscar, 1895-1960., Fields, Joseph A., 1895-1966.
LC ClassificationsMl50.R67 F6 1959a
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 111 p.
Number of Pages111
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6002504M
LC Control Number66043776

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