Mrs. Spring Fragrance Discussion Questions

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Investigate discrimination against Chinese immigrants to the United States in the early twentieth century, and select two or three factors that express American discrimination against the immigrants. Considering this environment, select two stories other than "Mrs. Spring Fragrance" from Far's collection and discuss the ways she may be critiquing American treatment of Chinese Americans.

Do some research about Chinatown. Besides San Francisco and New York, what are some other cities that have Chinatowns? Given that laws restricting Asians are not as oppressive as they were a hundred years ago, why do you think Chinatowns still thrive? What other ethnic groups have "towns" of their own; what groups do not?

Find out about some cultures that still practice arranged marriages. How do these marriages usually turn out? How do the bride and groom feel about the situation? What might be some of the...

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