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On The Origins of Asian American Literature: The Eaton Sisters and the Hybrid Body

Viet Thanh Nguyen

in Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195146998
eISBN:
9780199787890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146998.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This chapter re-examines the cultural and political legacies of Edith Eaton who wrote under the pen name Sui Sin Far, and her more commercially successful sister Winnifred Eaton who wrote under the ... More


Boycotting Exclusion: The Transpacific Politics of Chinese Sentimentalism

Edlie L. Wong

in Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479868001
eISBN:
9781479899043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868001.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 4 engages a range of Chinese literary productions, including Lin Shu’s translation of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the boycott novel The Bitter Society, and Chinese American ... More


World-Making Words, by Edith Eaton and Sui Sin Far

June Howard

in The Center of the World: Regional Writing and the Puzzles of Place-Time

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198821397
eISBN:
9780191867897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821397.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The fourth chapter of The Center of the World: Regional Writing and the Puzzles of Place-Time is titled “World-Making Words, by Edith Eaton and Sui Sin Far.” It considers the work of this doubly ... More


The Eaton Sisters Go to Jamaica

Julia H. Lee

in Interracial Encounters: Reciprocal Representations in African and Asian American Literatures, 1896-1937

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752555
eISBN:
9780814752579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752555.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on the direct racial confrontations that seemingly arise in the memoirs of the Anglo-Chinese North American authors and sisters Edith and Winnifred Eaton. In her memoir, Me: A ... More


Atmo-Orientalism: Olfactory Racialization and Environmental Health

Hsuan L. Hsu

in The Smell of Risk: Environmental Disparities and Olfactory Aesthetics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781479807215
eISBN:
9781479805372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479807215.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Drawing on travelogues, legal documents, public health reports, descriptions of Chinatowns, Yellow Peril fiction, and racial iconography, this chapter traces a long-standing mode of racial discourse ... More


Edith Eaton/Sui Sin Far’s “Revolutions in Ink”: Print Cultural Alternatives to U.S. Suffrage Discourse

Mary Chapman

in Making Noise, Making News: Suffrage Print Culture and U.S. Modernism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199988297
eISBN:
9780199368600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988297.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Recognizing that the modern U.S. suffrage rhetoric traced in this book is advanced primarily by white, native-born women of privilege, this chapter recognizes broader transnational and ... More


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