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Mrs. Spring Fragrance Summary
Edith Maude Eaton

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Mrs. Spring Fragrance Summary


 "Mrs. Spring Fragrance" is the title story in Sui Sin Far's first and only collection of short stories, Mrs. Spring Fragrance, published in 1912. The collection also contains twenty stories about children, collectively known as "Tales of Chinese Children." As a whole, the collection discusses issues of racism, assimilation, and the alienation of Chinese Americans in North America. The title story describes the matchmaking tendencies of a recent arrival to the United States, who eagerly assimilates American customs and language and meddles in the lives of her neighbors. Through this character sketch of a young married Chinese woman, Far also subtly satirizes the patronizing attitude of the policies of the United States government and its citizens towards Asian immigrants. Mrs. Spring Fragrance's wry and insightful observations of the incidents in her neighborhood are heavily ironic.

The other stories in Mrs. Spring Fragrance also express the struggle of Chinese Americans...

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