Mrs. Spring Fragrance Essay

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In the following essay, Solberg traces Far's writing career, paying particular attention to her status as a Chinese-European writer.

Both her photographs and her own testimony seem to indicate that Edith Maud Eaton (1867-1914) could have "passed" into the majority society with little trouble. Moreover, although her mother was Chinese, Edith was unacquainted with her mother's native language, except for a few phrases, during her early years; in fact, she had very little contact with Asians or Eurasians, except for her own large group of siblings. Yet when she began to publish stories and articles, she chose to write chiefly about China and Chinese-Americans, and she wrote under the nom de plume of Sui Sin Far (occasionally Sui Seen or Sin Fah). . . .

William Purviance Fenn, in a basic study of attitudes towards Chinese in American literature, suggested that [attitudes towards the Chinese in America] might be summed...

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