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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


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


How the Irish Became Japanese: Winnifred Eaton’s Transnational Racial Reconstructions

Gretchen Murphy

in Shadowing the White Man's Burden: U.S. Imperialism and the Problem of the Color Line

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795989
eISBN:
9780814759592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795989.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines Winnifred Eaton's attempts to recalibrate U.S. domestic racial categories of “white” and “Asiatic” by viewing them through the shifting lens of international relations in the ... More


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