Month/Year of Graduation


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)



First Advisor

Charles Johanningsmeier


Sui Sin Far or Edith Maude Eaton was a Chinese-English short story author born in 1865 and wrote extensively in newspapers and magazines around the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s. She began publishing short stories and journalism in the 1880s, focusing on the Chinese experience in a socially hostile American climate. Sui Sin Far’s sympathetic portrayal of Chinese characters was an important voice in an era that catered to White audiences. Sui Sin Far has had a growing amount of scholarship over the past five decades, but one area of her works that have been unexamined are her published work in Christian newspapers and magazines. Through my research, I have discovered two new publications and five reprintings. The newly discovered publications are “The New Song” (1914) and “A Clamming Party” (1919). The newly discovered reprintings are “A Shoot of Goodness” (1905), “In the Land of the Free” (1909), “The Crocodile Pagoda” (1908 and 1910), and “The Dreams that Cooled” (1911). These stories provide insight into the growing understanding of Sui Sin Far’s goals as an author and the audiences that her work reached.

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