Mrs. Spring Fragrance : and other writings /

A rediscovered classic of linked short stories set in San Francisco's Chinatown, portraying Chinese Americans as they fall in love, encounter racism, and wrestle with their new, hyphenated identities-a century before writers like Maxine Hong Kingston and Amy Tan. Set in early twentieth-century...

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Author / Creator:Sui Sin Far, 1865-1914, author.
Edition:Modern Library trade paperback edition.
Imprint:New York : Modern Library, 2021.
©2021
Description:xi, 169 pages ; 21 cm
Language:English
Subject:Chinese Americans -- Fiction.
Chinese Americans.
Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.) -- Fiction.
California -- San Francisco -- Chinatown.
Fiction.
Short stories.
Fiction.
Format: E-Resource Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12624096
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Other authors / contributors:Zhang, C Pam, writer of introduction.
ISBN:9780593241202
0593241207
9780593241219
Summary:A rediscovered classic of linked short stories set in San Francisco's Chinatown, portraying Chinese Americans as they fall in love, encounter racism, and wrestle with their new, hyphenated identities-a century before writers like Maxine Hong Kingston and Amy Tan. Set in early twentieth-century Chinatown, Mrs. Spring Fragrance and Other Writings is the story of Chinese men and women living in the United States as they wrestle with prejudice and forced detention; choose to become wholly Americanized or stay true to their cultural heritage; meet both kind and predatory Americans; and find love, purpose, and understanding within their families. By turns ironic and heart-rending, these stories are windows into the lives of everyday people in an unforgiving, often racist city who find solidarity and hope in the most unexpected places.

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Call Number: PR9199.2.S93 M77 2021 c.1
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